From the White Lion to the Emancipation Proclamation: Slavery and Law Before the Civil War
November 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
In this Lemon’s Legacies Porch Talk, join us for a Lemon Project Genealogy Initiative Workshop with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, known as The Legal Genealogist. No issue more bitterly impacted early America than slavery. Defended by some, decried by others, slavery left its mark on the laws of the nation and all the states, whether slave or free. The records created by those laws provide critical clues for genealogists, whether descended from enslaved or enslaver.
The Williamsburg Regional Library is proud to collaborate with The Lemon Project at the College of William & Mary to bring you this special series of talks. Topics will range widely and include African Americans’ contributions to the College and Williamsburg community, and more. All talks are virtual and require advance registration. See each individual program for specific dates, times, and recommended reading, or view the entire Lemon Project calendar.