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This presentation, given by Renate Yarborough Sanders, focuses on the lives and circumstances of Free People of Color in Virginia and North Carolina, laws enacted to control them, and record types for researching this population.  Renate Yarborough Sanders is the descendant of formerly enslaved ancestors, enslavers, and free people of color. She authors two blogs: “Into the LIGHT” and “Genea-Related;” and produces a “(Mostly) African American Funeral Programs” online database. 

Registration required to attend. For more information on this program and to register, click here: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/lemonproject/178873 

Join the Lemon Project Genealogy Initiative’s Summer Sankofa Series for monthly free workshops on various topics of interest to the genealogist. Online registration required for each individual workshop. 


July 13
6:30 pm
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