Freed slaves' heartbreaking ads tell personal stories of slaveryBreaking News
tags: slavery, Information Wanted ads
Margaret Jerrido is the archivist at Philadelphia’s Bethel AME church, where stored away in boxes are historical gems.
They’re called Information Wanted ads. They were written by newly freed slaves looking for lost family members who were sold or ran away.
“I didn’t even know they were there,” Jerrido said. “I just said to myself ‘oh my God, it’s just a hidden treasure.’”
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