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Freedom on Paper: An Exhibition of “Free Negro Registers” from the Virginia Untold Project

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 lydia.neuroth@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3772.

Calendar:
LVA Exhibitions
Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time:
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Pre-function Hall
Audience:
  Genealogy  
  History  
Categories:

Geolocation

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