I’ve tracked nearly 3,000 people to the formerly enslaved of the Trask and Ventress families. Now, I’m celebrating that milestone by releasing (most of) them online.
On August 25, 1619, John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, documented the arrival of Africans from Angola who were set to be enslaved in the Virginia colony. 2019 will commemorate the 400th anniversary of their arrival at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia. Join us for a discussion and celebration of their history and legacy.
135,000 people of color were sold there as enslaved people. In contrast, 20 percent of the population of the city were free people of color prior to the Civil War. Learn the ins and outs of researching genealogy and family history in New Orleans during episode 87. Special guest: Karran Harper Royal.