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General Meeting: They Came for Freedom: Alexandria Freedmen’s Cemetery

August 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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 to 1869.

*This talk will be presented online with Pohick Regional Library as host. Registration at the link below is required.*

https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/8074278

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Date:
August 28
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Pohick Regional Library
6450 Sydenstricker Road
Burke, VA 22015 United States
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