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Lecture: Refugees from Slavery: Contrabands in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia
The National Park Service and the Office of Historic Alexandria are pleased to co-sponsor this event.
The program will consist of two parts:
- Professor Chandra Manning of Georgetown University will explain the history of the Contrabands, men and women who escaped slavery during the Civil War.
- Then a discussion about who the Contrabands were and how they can be remembered by a panel consisting of researchers, descendants, rangers, and local historians from across the region.
Seating may be limited, so please RSVP to Alexandria Black History Museum at 703.746.4356.
More About Alexandria Black History Museum
The Alexandria Black History Museum has been in Old Town since 1989. The museum provides visitors with a 10-minute introductory video and a complimentary guide to understanding the culture and history of Alexandria's African-Americans.
Expect to see paintings, photographs, books and other memorabilia that document the African-American experience in Alexandria and Virginia from 1794 to the present. Requested admission at the museum is $2. Also, check out the museum's website for a 20 percent coupon for the gift shop.