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Legacies of Slavery & Freedom: A Family Journey Through the Atlantic World

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Wanskuck Library - Community RoomRoom
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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
233 Veazie Street
Providence, RI 02904

Through family papers, wills, heirlooms, and published historical accounts from David and Robert Ottobah Barclay’s direct descendants, more than two and a half centuries of history unfold from the 18th century Trans-Atlantic trade from the West African coast and the slave plantations of Jamaica, to the formations of free African heritage communities in early America. More importantly, it puts a human face on the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the far reaching benefits of coupling emancipation with reparations.

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Denise Brophy
(401) 274-4145
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