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Questions For A Freedom Seeker

In 1860, there were over 300,000 enslaved men, women, and children working and living on Louisiana’s plantations. These people were considered as chattel property-- meaning they could be bought and sold as the owner’s commodities from birth and until death. When presenting the lives of enslaved men, women, and children, the response is usually “ I would have been a runaway slave.” Yet, running away wasn’t as easy as one would think.  

Jefferson Parish Library with Antoinette Harrell & Ja'el Gordon  after genealogy seminars

Our Mammy's: Photo Gallery

We hope you enjoy photos of Our Mammy's in the community. We absolutely love what we do. We travel thousands of miles just to share our love of genealogy and history.  


Take a look at some of our favorite moments in the community.