The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved, with Nicka Sewell-Smith

Plainfield Public Library

Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery. Presenter Nicka Sewell-Smith […]

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Black Lives Matter / “A Fight for Change” Exhibit Opening

Plainfield Public Library

In this program, Kalani "Afrolombian" Jimenez-Mackson will explain the importance of photojournalism and its ability to control our narratives with the truth. Photojournalism techniques, philosophy, and process will be the main topics in this exploration of image and photography. Through imagery and words, the audience will step back and look at a moment in United […]

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