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Studying Slavery and Its Afterlives Using Genealogical Research
November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Finding the descendants of enslaved laborers can be challenging due to omissions in the archives of African Americans pre-and post-Civil War. This panel of genealogists and social historians (Dr. Jajuan Johnson, Dr. Shelley V. Murphy, and Renate Yarborough Sanders) will share about the work they are doing to document enslaved Ancestors connected to three universities, and the similar goals of and approaches to this work.
Register here: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/lemonproject/130067
Williamsburg Regional Library is proud to collaborate with The Lemon Project at the College of William & Mary to bring you this special series of talks. Topics will range widely and include African Americans’ contributions to the College and Williamsburg community, and more. All talks are virtual and require advanced registration. See each individual program for specific dates, times, and recommended reading, or view the Lemon Project calendar for the full schedule.