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Take a deep dive through case studies to learn how Civil War Records, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions come together to reveal the pre-emancipation, post emancipation, and 20th Century lives of the formerly enslaved and their families.
HCPL is thrilled to welcome back host Nicka Sewell-Smith! She is a consultant and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in researching the enslaved and their communities and is a valued expert in genealogy research along the Mississippi Delta.
She's appeared on the TODAY Show, CNN, and MSNBC; was featured on an Emmy-winning episode of the series Who Do You Think You Are, National Geographic, and TIME. She is the host of BlackProGen LIVE, an innovative web show with more than 130 episodes focused on people of color genealogy and family history.
AGE GROUP: | Seniors | General Interest | Adult |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Guest Presenter | Genealogy - Virtual | Black History Month |
|Mon, Mar 20||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00AM to 11:45PM|
The library is available 24/7 to HCPL Library card holders. Please visit our Digital Library page to gain access to our online resources. You can also visit our Events page and use either the Virtual Event or Virtual Program field to attend one of our virtual events. Need help accessing a virtual program? Contact us via the Contact Us form.