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Burke Historical Society: They Came for Freedom: Alexandria Freedmen’s Cemetery
Burke Historical Society Lecture Series
Genealogical searches for Freedmen and Contrabands
Local historian and author Char McCargo Bah will discuss the historical background of the Contrabands and Freedmen who migrated to Alexandria during the Civil War. In addition, this lecture will demonstrate methods that were used to locate the descendants of the Freedmen and Contrabands who were buried at the Cemetery from 1864–1869.
This program is appropriate for ages 13 & Up
Adults & Teens. (R)
Related LibGuide: Fairfax County History by Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL)