Deemed a Runaway: Black Laws of the North

Presented by Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist

Co-hosted by Plainfield Public Library and the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum

Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of the enslaved and the enslavers alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends.

There will be time for Q&A following the presentation.

This is a free program.

REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/kxpaynnc

Contact Information
  1. Local History Dept.
  2. 908-757-1111 x136
  3. genealogy@plfdpl.info
Sat, September 04
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 09/04/2021 10:30am 09/04/2021 12:00pm America/New_York Deemed a Runaway: Black Laws of the North

Presented by Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist

Co-hosted by Plainfield Public Library and the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum

Slavery's force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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