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Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery by Heather Andrea Williams

After the Civil War, African Americans placed “information wanted” advertisements in newspapers for missing family members. History professor and author Heather Andrea Williams uses slave narratives, letters, interviews, and diaries to describe the devastation when people were sold away from their families. Williams traces those who were separated, chronicles their search, and documents the rare experiences of reunion or the tragedy of loss. A book signing will follow the program.

Event begins at 12:00PM

Presented by: National Archives

Event Venue

The National Archives Building

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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