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Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865
Jessica Dorman, Historic New Orleans Collection

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Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 (object version) (Exhibition)
Title: Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 (object version)
Curator: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives explores the far-reaching economic and heartbreaking personal impact of the domestic slave trade. Period broadsides, paintings, and prints illustrate the trade's public image, while objects and first-person accounts--including that of Solomon Northup, who spent twelve years illegally enslaved in Louisiana--speak to the experiences of those whose lives were bought and sold. Curated and originally hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the subtitle New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865,, this exhibition traveled to three additional sites between summer 2016 and summer 2017: the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana (June 3-August 20, 2016); National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee (September 12-November 27, 2016); and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas (February 11-July 9, 2017).
Year: 2015

"A Kidnapped Life: Solomon Northup's Experience in of Slavery in the Red River Valley"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "A Kidnapped Life: Solomon Northup's Experience in of Slavery in the Red River Valley"-AMoA
Abstract: Panel discussion with Louisiana State University at Alexandria faculty members and Alexandria Museum of Art Executive Director focused on research into Solomon Northup's experience in Louisiana.
Author: Ginger Jones
Author: Jerry Sanson
Author: Christopher Stacey
Author: Catherine Pears
Date: 06/23/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Finding Rebecca: Or, How an Enslaved Girl from New Orleans Became an Abolitionist Icon"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Finding Rebecca: Or, How an Enslaved Girl from New Orleans Became an Abolitionist Icon"-AMoA
Abstract: Some of the most widely circulated abolitionist images in the Civil War era were carte-de-visite portraits of formerly enslaved people from New Orleans (three of these images are featured in Purchased Lives). Some of the children in the group were so light skinned that their sponsors and the press declared them "white slaves." The oldest girl, Rebecca Huger, was the most frequently photographed. In "Finding Rebecca" Mary Niall Mitchell (University of New Orleans) explores what is known of Rebecca's life before and after her photograph was taken and how she came to represent both slavery and its demise during the Civil War.
Author: Mary Niall Mitchell
Date: 7/14/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Towards a Lasting Freedom: Navigating the Landscape of Race in Reconstruction-Era New Orleans"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Towards a Lasting Freedom: Navigating the Landscape of Race in Reconstruction-Era New Orleans"-AMoA
Abstract: Justin Nystrom (Loyola University-New Orleans) explores the meanings of freedom in postbellum New Orleans and discusses how African Americans struggled to piece together their lives in an age of great social and political upheaval.
Author: Justin Nystrom
Date: 07/14/2017
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1865 and Beyond"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1865 and Beyond"-AMoA
Abstract: This is an illustrated lecture consisting of black and white silver gelatin prints and contemporary historical material looking at the broad sweep of African American history. The photographs, made over four decades by Williams (Haverford College), document mostly anonymous, unheralded, and uncelebrated places in the United States, where Americans--black and white--determined the meaning of freedom. Historical prints, newspapers, and other ephemera provide a historical and visual context for the photographs.
Author: William E. Williams
Date: 8/13/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Archiving Lives: The Documents That Told Solomon Northup's Story"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Archiving Lives: The Documents That Told Solomon Northup's Story"-AMoA
Abstract: Riggs (LSU-Alexandria) and Melancon discuss their work documenting the Solomon Northup Trail using archives and Sue Eakin's edition of Twelve Years a Slave.
Author: Meredith Melancon
Author: Michelle Riggs
Date: 8/4/2016
Location: Epps House, Louisiana State University Alexandria Campus

Twelve Years a Slave Book Club-AMoA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Twelve Years a Slave Book Club-AMoA
Author: Ginger Jones
Author: Jerry Sanson
Abstract: LSU-A professors lead a book club discussion of one of the most important slave narratives of all time.
Date Range: 7/2/2016
Location: Epps House, Louisiana State University at Alexandria campus

Help Me to Find My People Book Club-AMoA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Help Me to Find My People Book Club-AMoA
Author: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives curator leads book club discussion of Heather Andrea Williams's Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery.
Date Range: 7/16/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art

Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-AMoA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-AMoA
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Lori Boyer
Author: Adam Rothman
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Adam Rothman (Georgetown), and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 7/14/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business"-NCRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business"-NCRM
Abstract: Rothman (University of Alabama) takes a biographical journey through the business of three slave traders who forged economic ties in Southern cities that fueled the cotton industry and brought devastation to thousands of enslaved families.
Author: Joshua Rothman
Date: 9/29/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

"Female Soul Drivers, Lady Flesh Stealers and She-Merchants in the American Slave Trade"-NCRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Female Soul Drivers, Lady Flesh Stealers and She-Merchants in the American Slave Trade"-NCRM
Abstract: Jones-Rogers (University of California at Berkeley) discusses white women across the South, who engaged directly and indirectly in the domestic slave trade.
Author: Stephanie Jones-Rogers
Date: 11/10/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-NCRM (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-NCRM
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Lori Boyer
Author: Ernestine Jenkins
Author: Edward Ball
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. Ernestine Jenkins (University of Memphis) will provide an overview of the slave trade in Memphis. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Edward Ball, and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 9/30/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-Bullock (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-Bullock
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Jennifer Schwartzberg
Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Daina Berry (University of Texas-Austin), and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 2/11/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum. 1800 N. Congress, Austin, Texas 78701

Purchased Lives Opening Symposium at the Bullock (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Purchased Lives Opening Symposium at the Bullock
Abstract: Discussion moderated by Betz (Bullock) with Dr. Erin Greenwald, curator of Purchased Lives, and historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry (UT Austin). Symposium provides historical context for the period when human lives were the primary currency of America’s pre-Civil War economy.
Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Author: Kate Betz
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 2/11/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/program-plives-member-opening-20170210

"B Movies and Bad History: Slavery on the Silver Screen"-Bullock (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "B Movies and Bad History: Slavery on the Silver Screen"-Bullock
Abstract: In conjunction with the Bullock Museum exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, this talk is an exploration of America's original sin as it has been portrayed on screen. Historians and media experts will guide us through a century of slavery on the silver screen through selected clips and conversation.
Author: Dwight Watson
Author: Winston G. Williams
Date: 3/28/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/b-movies-and-bad-history-slavery-on-the-silver-screen-20170328

Finding Your Roots-Workshop-Bullock (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Finding Your Roots-Workshop-Bullock
Author: Ashley Stevens
Author: Maria Hammack
Abstract: Join historians and archivists for a conversation on using documents and other materials to discover personal histories, especially for those families fragmented by slavery. Maria Hammack will explore some of the historical resources available at the University of Texas. Her research shines light on Texas as a market for slavery and as a gateway for enslaved men and women who escaped to freedom in Mexico. Ashley Stevens will share resources from the Texas Library and Archives Commission, strategies for individuals attempting to trace their family histories today, and the complications involved in tracking down African-American relatives in the historic record.This program will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 which examines the domestic slave trade – a racialized system of bondage under which millions of men, women, and children lived and labored.
Date Range: 5/13/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/workshop-finding-your-roots-20170513

"Nexus of the Trade: New Orleans As America's Largest Slave Market" (Book Section)
Title: "Nexus of the Trade: New Orleans As America's Largest Slave Market"
Author: Erin M. Greenwald
Editor: Nancy Dixon
Abstract: Article on New Orleans's role in the domestic slave trade included in book recognizing 300 years of New Orleans history, 1718-2018
Year: 2017
Access Model: hard-copy, for purchase
Publisher: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Book Title: New Orleans and the World

Purchased Lives Gallery Talk-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Purchased Lives Gallery Talk-AMoA
Abstract: Join THNOC curator Erin M. Greenwald for an hour-long guided tour of the exhibition Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865.
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 6/3/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art

Purchased Lives Gallery Talk-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Purchased Lives Gallery Talk-AMoA
Abstract: Join THNOC curator Erin M. Greenwald for an hour-long guided tour of the exhibition Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865.
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 7/15/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art

Purchased Lives Gallery Talk-NCRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Purchased Lives Gallery Talk-NCRM
Abstract: Join THNOC curator Erin M. Greenwald for an hour-long guided tour of the exhibition Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865.
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 9/12/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum

"In the Footsteps of Solomon Northup"-panel show, Cane River (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "In the Footsteps of Solomon Northup"-panel show, Cane River
Abstract: Historian Meredith Melançon discussed the story of Solomon Northup. Kidnapped and sold into slavery, he spent 12 years in Rapides and Avoyelles parishes before winning his freedom.
Author: Meredith Melançon
Date: 11/5/2016
Location: Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Purchased Lives Teen Institute-panel show, Cane River (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Purchased Lives Teen Institute-panel show, Cane River
Abstract: The park partnered with the Natchitoches Parish Library to develop a program in which youth would learn about the exhibit through discussions, activities, and crafts. The institute included a field trip to view the exhibit.
Author: National Park Service
Author: Natchitoches Parish Library
Date: 12/10/2016
Location: Natchitoches Parish Library, Natchitoches, Louisiana

"The Enslaved at Oakland Plantation"-panel show, Cane River (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "The Enslaved at Oakland Plantation"-panel show, Cane River
Abstract: Historian Rolonda Teal led an engaging discussion on what can be learned about those whose lives had been purchased by the examination of the plantation records of the enslaved population at Oakland.
Author: Rolonda Teal
Date: 11/14/2016
Location: Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Natchitoches, Louisiana

"Let the Newspapers Speak"-panel show, Cane River (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Let the Newspapers Speak"-panel show, Cane River
Abstract: Historian Rolonda Teal focused on the Asbury Genealogical Project that used Natchitoches newspapers to recreate a snapshot of the lives of enslaved peoples. This program took place at Asbury United Methodist Church, the oldest African American Methodist Church in Natchitoches.
Author: Rolonda Teal
Date: 11/16/2016
Location: Asbury United Methodist Church, Natchitoches, Louisiana

"Slavery in Louisiana"-panel show, Cane River (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Slavery in Louisiana"-panel show, Cane River
Abstract: Dr. Susan Dollar from Northwestern State University spoke on the institution of slavery in Louisiana.
Author: Susan Dollar
Date: 12/8/2016
Location: Natchitoches Parish Library, Natchitoches, Louisiana

"Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade"-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade"-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: Dr. Greenwald was our guest speaker during an evening event to introduce the Purchased Lives Exhibit to Bunkie. Dr. Greenwald spoke on the aspects of the Purchased Lives Tour and the impact slavery has had on our country, state, and local communities. As one of the curators of the exhibit, Dr. Greenwald was an excellent collaboration of our chosen book, 'Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery." Books were distributed to those interested in participating in the book club over the next four weeks. We also discussed up coming future events to those present.
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 1/4/2017
Location: Bunkie City Hall Annex, Bunkie, Louisiana

"After Freedom"-Screening and discussion of "Slavery by Another Name"-panel show, Cane River (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "After Freedom"-Screening and discussion of "Slavery by Another Name"-panel show, Cane River
Abstract: A series of talks and activities including, viewing of documentary “Slavery by Another Name" and a performance by an African drumming group.
Author: National Park Service
Date: 12/10/2016
Location: Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Screening and Discussion of "Beloved"-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Screening and Discussion of "Beloved"-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: "Beloved" was shown to those present and a discussion was held following the movie. Meredith Melancon led the discussion.
Author: Meredith Melançon
Date: 1/11/2017
Location: Bunkie City Hall Annex, Bunkie, Louisiana

Screening and Discussion of "Slavery by Another Name"-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Screening and Discussion of "Slavery by Another Name"-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: The documentary "Slavery by Another Name" was shown to a group. Meredith Melancon was present to discuss the relevance of the documentary and the exhibit.
Author: Meredith Melançon
Date: 1/17/2017
Location: Bunkie City Hall Annex, Bunkie, Louisiana

Screening and Discussion of "Slavery by Another Name"-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Screening and Discussion of "Slavery by Another Name"-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: The documentary "Slavery by Another Name" was shown to a group. Meredith Melancon was present to discuss the relevance of the documentary and the exhibit.
Author: Meredith Melançon
Date: 1/17/2017
Location: Bunkie City Hall Annex, Bunkie, Louisiana

"Williams' Gang: A Slave Trader, His Cargo, and Justice in the Old South"-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Williams' Gang: A Slave Trader, His Cargo, and Justice in the Old South"-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: This lecture by historian Jeff Forret offers a legal history of the domestic slave trade based on his current book project of the same name. In 1840, Washington, DC, slave trader William H. Williams unlawfully conveyed some two dozen enslaved convicts from Virginia into Louisiana and had them confiscated by the state. Forret’s research chronicles the trader’s decades-long struggle with the Louisiana government for the enslaved convicts’ return.
Author: Jeff Forret
Date: 1/23/2017
Location: Bunkie City Hall Annex, Bunkie, Louisiana

Solomon Northup Trail, Bus Tour-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Solomon Northup Trail, Bus Tour-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: Mrs. Melacon lead a bus tour of the Solomon Northup Trail through Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes. During their travels, Meredith spoke at length of the relevance of slavery and what the reality of slavery looked like in areas such as Avoyelles and Rapides parishes. The tour began with the Epps house, which is now a museum at the LSUA campus and worked continued down the trail, stopping at historical sites still present today (i.e., homes, bayous, etc).
Author: Meredith Melançon
Date: 1/28/2017
Location: Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes, Louisiana

Help Me to Find My People Book Club-panel show, Bunkie (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Help Me to Find My People Book Club-panel show, Bunkie
Abstract: Our Purchased Lives Exhibit concluded with a book club discussion of "Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery. "Book club" members and those present discussed the book at length and the relevance of today's world and those with little background and genealogical knowledge of their families. The group discussed how not "having a history" affects persons at an emotional level and contributes to the social impacts as well. Physical and medical issues related to not having a clear history of family illnesses and diseases were also noted. Its interesting in our small area, that some families can account back multiple generations (i.e., Revolutionary War, Civil War), where others can only go back as far as 2 or 3.
Author: multiple
Date: 2/1/2017
Location: Bunkie City Hall Annex, Bunkie, Louisiana

Bamboula 2000 Opening Reception and School Outreach, panel show-WBRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Bamboula 2000 Opening Reception and School Outreach, panel show-WBRM
Abstract: Opening reception with interactive African drumming performance by Bamboula 2000. The group also did a local school outreach at Port Allen Middle School earlier in the same day.
Author: Bamboula 2000
Date: 2/17/2017
Location: Port Allen Middle School and West Baton Rouge Museum, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Mrs. Catherine Cornelieus from Smithfield Plantation: An Ex-Slave Narrative-panel show, WBRM (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Mrs. Catherine Cornelieus from Smithfield Plantation: An Ex-Slave Narrative-panel show, WBRM
Writer: Catherine Cornelius
Director: Kevin McQuarn
Director: Julie Rose
Producer: Fantom Light Productions
Producer: Kevin McQuarn
Abstract: In conjunction with our opening reception, there was a screening of a custom made film, featuring a one-woman performance by Judy Whitney Davis of the Ex-Slave Narrative of Catherine Cornelius of Smithfield Plantation in West Baton Rouge Parish. The narrative was found in the Cammie G. Henry Research Center at the Northwestern State University Library. Fantom Light Productions recorded Ms. Davis' performance and produced a video that was used in the exhibit and will have a permanent home in the WBRM's historic Allendale Slave Cabin.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/dX9N0KkGaPc
Primary URL Description: Streaming access via YouTube
Access Model: in gallery; youtube
Format: Video
Format: DVD
Format: Digital File
Format: Web

"Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade"-panel show, WBRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade"-panel show, WBRM
Abstract: Join Purchased Lives curator Erin M. Greenwald as she discusses the research behind the exhibition and the importance of grappling with the complex histories of race and slavery in the 21st century.
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 2/21/2017
Location: West Baton Rouge Museum, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

"Allendale Plantation Slave Community"-panel show, WBRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Allendale Plantation Slave Community"-panel show, WBRM
Abstract: Dr. Rose described her research into the enslaved community at Allendale Plantation (WBR), including what is known about where the people came from and how the population changed with the Second Middle Passage. We included her findings on additional panels which we added to the traveling Purchased Lives panels (along with records from our local courthouse) for the exhibit here at the WBRM. Dr. Rose invited WBR resident Debbie Martin to discuss her new organization "Westside Cemetery Preservation" at her March 16th talk. Mrs. Martin has received great press lately for her research into the abandoned black cemeteries of WBR. She hopes to channel the excitement around her endeavor to clean up and protect these sites which are scattered across the fields of our parish.
Author: Julie Rose
Date: 3/16/2017
Location: West Baton Rouge Museum, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Screening of "Twelve Years a Slave" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Screening of "Twelve Years a Slave"
Abstract: Film screening.
Author: Julie Rose
Date: 3/19/2017
Location: West Baton Rouge Museum, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

"Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Proofs of Purchase: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors"
Abstract: This presentation, offered by genealogist Jari C. Honora, offers a brief overview of genealogical research for African Americans in the post–Civil War period. The talk is focused primarily on tracing enslaved ancestors back through generations of captivity, including methods for identifying the last-known slave owners of African Americans in the antebellum period.
Author: Jari Honora
Date: 3/30/2017
Location: West Baton Rouge Museum, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Traces of Texas Slavery-Bullock (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Traces of Texas Slavery-Bullock
Author: Andrew Torget
Author: Nancy Bercaw
Author: Mary Elliott
Author: Maria Franklin
Abstract: Interpreting American slavery and its consequences from a variety of academic perspectives. Join scholars for an exploration of slavery and its role in our shared history. What does the historical record tell us about slavery and what were its repercussions? Discover for yourself with guidance through the layers of complexity and nuance in Texas and the nation. Speakers at the event will highlight the deep and lasting impacts of slavery on Texas through analysis of historic sources as diverse as artifacts, architecture, documents and descendant interviews.
Date Range: 1/27-1/28/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, Texas
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/symposium-traces-of-texas-slavery-20170128

High Noon Talk: Tomlinson Hill-Bullock (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: High Noon Talk: Tomlinson Hill-Bullock
Abstract: Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture. Tomlinson Hill: Sons of Slaves, Sons of Slaveholders chronicles the history of two Tomlinson families, one black and one white, who trace their history to a Central Texas slave plantation. Join Chris Tomlinson, author, filmmaker and journalist for a discussion about the book and his journey researching and writing it.
Author: Chris Tomlinson
Date: 3/1/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum

Texas Artist Series: Blind Lemon's Last Blues-Bullock (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Texas Artist Series: Blind Lemon's Last Blues-Bullock
Abstract: Blind Lemon Jefferson was born in Texas in 1893 and went on to become one of the earliest recorded performers of the blues. His unique sound and commercial success in the 1920s made him one of the most popular and influential blues musicians of all time. His music and the blues generally, are a unique genre with themes that reflect our nation's history and the African American experience from slavery, through generations of discrimination, the fight for equality and the everyday challenges we all face today. Blind Lemon’s Last Blues is a one-man play with music by Alan Govenar and Akin Babatunde about the day, December 19, 1929, when the legendary blues singer Blind Lemon Jefferson died in the snow in Chicago. Songs and monologues bring to life the voices of Blind Lemon Jefferson and his contemporaries, including Blind Willie Johnson, Lillian Glinn, Hattie Hudson, Bobbie Cadillac, and Lead Belly. Blind Lemon’s Last Blues is a story of the deep human need to find purpose in the foibles of life.
Author: Alan Govenar
Author: Akin Babatunde
Date: 6/30/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, Texas


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