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Clayton Library Presents: Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family

Clayton Library Presents: Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family

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Countless African American families experienced the traumatic displacement and loss of family members during slavery. In the wake of Emancipation, African Americans from all over the country desperately searched for their missing family members using such resources as the Freedmen’s Bureau and newspapers. These rich genealogical sources poignantly describe biographical information of the missing relative and applicant; reveal name aliases; offer distinguishing clues such as where and when the relative was last seen; provide a history of slave ownership; and identify migration patterns. Presented by guest speaker Ari Wilkins. 

 

Date:
Friday, January 14, 2022
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  Adults     Teens (13-18 yrs)  
Categories:
  History & Research     Virtual Programs  
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