VA Historical Society's slave name database

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. — The Virginia Historical Society is going on the road to spread the word about its database of slave names.

Historical society staff will hold the first of five presentations Monday in Chesterfield on the project, which helps scholars and family historians examine the state’s slave-holding past. Called “Unknown No Longer,” the database now includes more than 10,000 names and 1,500 digital images of documents....



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