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City to Unveil Municipal Slavery Research Project

SAVANNAH, GA - The City of Savannah's Research Library & Municipal Archives department will unveil a Municipal Slavery Research Project today that identifies historical records in the City's archival collections which shed light on the City's use of enslaved labor to support municipal work between 1790 and 1865.   

The project was produced by graduate intern Lacy Brooks, from Armstrong State University's Public History program.

Brooks' work resulted in an online research tool that can be accessed by people around the world through: www.savannahga.gov/slavery. ;  

Citizens, students, academics and scholars have access to primary documents that record the City's ownership of enslaved men.  There is also information about the City's use of fifty-one Africans from the captured slave ship the Antelope during the 1820's.

The unveiling is scheduled to take place today at 3 p.m. in City Hall's 2nd floor media room.

WHAT ELSE:  For more information, contact the Research Library & Municipal Archives at: (912) 651-6411.
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