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GI-234952-16

Historic New Orleans Collection (New Orleans, LA 70130-2179)
Erin Michelle Greenwald (Project Director: August 2015 to May 2017)
Jessica Dorman (Project Director: May 2017 to present)

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865

Implementation of a traveling exhibition with artifacts, a panel exhibition, an exhibition guide, and related public programs on the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865.

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is honored to propose Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865, a multifaceted project exploring the history of the domestic slave trade from the abolition of the international trade in 1808 to the close of the Civil War. Purchased Lives provides resources for understanding the profound impact of the trade on the millions of enslaved individuals who found themselves forcibly separated from their communities and examines New Orleans’s role as the country’s largest and most profitable slave market. Comprising a traveling exhibition with original artifacts; an illustrated catalog; a slate of related public programs; and a facsimile-based panel exhibition, this important project will engage local, regional, and national audiences in exploring how slavery and the domestic slave trade has shaped American society.

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Project fields:
African American History; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$282,190 (approved)
$282,190 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 12/31/2018