“Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Database” Is Being Launched
Description: An invaluable resource will soon be available to African-Americans wanting to know more about their history and heritage. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Michigan State University are preparing to launch Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Database on Sunday, January 6. It's a digital database on slaves that is being compiled by multiple researchers from various types of documentation located at archives, courthouses, churches, government offices, museums, ports, and private collections spread throughout the Atlantic World" based on a press release.
The project is being directed by Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, PhD, a historian and former professor in New Orleans and Walter Hawthorne, a professor at Michigan State University. "We especially welcome academics and museum directors throughout Louisiana in parishes where slave documents are located so we can discuss planning for data entry for the entire period of slavery taking up where the Louisiana Slave Database left off," says Dr. Hall.
Anyone interested in participating in the project should visit the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in New Orleans on January 6, or call the organization for further direction.
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