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Free Blacks of Lynchburg, 1805-1865

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The free black population of Lynchburg ranged from 5% to 11% of the total population of the city during 1810 to 1860.  They were successful barbers, seamstresses, carpenters, and more.  How did they survive and thrive despite the challenges of a legal system that held them back?  Ted Delaney, Lynchburg Museum Director & Chief Public History Officer, and co-author of Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865, will explore this period of history and how African Americans of this time overcame adversity in many forms. Reservations required.

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Date:
February 17
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Donation

All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

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