Freedom on Paper: An Exhibition of “Free Negro Registers” from the Virginia Untold Project
On display from June 13 to June 27, 2022
In celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States, visitors to the Library of Virginia will have the rare opportunity to view a selection of "Free Negro Registers” displayed in the lobby. These records demonstrate Virginia's efforts to control and regulate its growing free Black population from the late 18th century to the Civil War. The registers provide the names, ages, and physical descriptions of free Black and multiracial individuals who were required to register in their Virginia locality.
On Friday June 17, 11:00 AM–2:00 PM, the public is invited to meet with Lydia Neuroth, project manager for Virginia Untold, to learn more about these record types and the Library’s efforts to digitize, preserve, and make them more accessible. The Virginia Untold project provides digital access to collections from Virginia localities relating to enslaved and free Black individuals prior to 1866.
For more information, contact Neuroth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.692.3772.
- LVA Exhibitions
- Thursday, June 16, 2022
- All Day Event
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Pre-function Hall