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Explore New Orleans History with Purchased Lives, an Exhibit

Purchased Lives is a traveling exhibition from the Historic New Orleans Collection with support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. From the colonial period and into statehood, slavery was a ubiquitous element of everyday life in New Orleans and Louisiana—affecting all parts of the local community, economy, and culture.

The official end of the international slave trade, marked by the signing into law of An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves on the second day of March 1807, dramatically altered the way slaves were bought and sold in the United States of America. In New Orleans, this meant an increase in sales of slaves brought to the city from the Upper South, and eventually the establishment of the city as a primary hub of the domestic slave trade.

We know you love your home at Provincial & The Crillion Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017— 10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
West Baton Rouge Museum
845 Jefferson Avenue
Port Allen, Louisiana 70767

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