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Lunchtime Lecture: Proofs of Purchase - Documenting Enslaved Ancestors

Event Date: March 30th, 2017

West Baton Rouge Museum
Port Allen, LA

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a lunchtime lecture, “Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors,” at noon Thursday, March 30, 2017. This presentation by genealogist Jari C. Honora offers a brief overview of genealogical research for African Americans in the post-Civil War period. The talk focuses primarily on tracing enslaved ancestors back through generations of captivity, including methods for identifying the last-known slave owners during the antebellum period.

This free lunchtime lecture is open to the public and complements the exhibition, Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade 1808-1865, an exhibition by the Historic New Orleans Collection in collaboration with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, presented by Entergy, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kabacoff Family Foundation, Find Your Park, and the West Baton Rouge Historical Association.

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