The 13th Amendment abolished slavery “except as a punishment for crime,” and in doing so, the stage was set for the United States to go from having one of the largest populations of enslaved people in the world to the nation with the largest population of people incarcerated in the world. In this session, learn about how to research ancestors – whether enslaved or free – as they were held in jails, prisons, hotels, and more.
Don’t forget to download the handout! (below)
- C.R.E.W. Faithful and Stan members watched live.
- C.R.E.W. Stan members have access to the recording and handout.