Talk: “Escaping Slavery” at Holyoke Public Library Text Size

Event takes place on April 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM
250 Chestnut Street Holyoke, MA

“Escaping Slavery: African Americans in Western Massachusetts before the Civil War” 

Join us as historian Joseph Carvalho III, former president and executive director of the Springfield Museums, shares stories of his research into the history of black families in Hampden County.  Noticing how little of this history appeared in published works, Carvalho began  25 years of research into family papers, legal documents, news sources, and census records, recovering histories once thought permanently lost.  His talk will provide an overview of the early history of African-Americans in New England as well as stories of local families and anecdotes from his research. Sponsored by the Holyoke History Room. 

Holyoke Public Library Community Room, 250 Chestnut St., Holyoke.  Free and open to the public.

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