"Your ancestors are always watching."
The Big Reveal
Finding Isabelle "Ma Belle" London Jefferson: A New Orleans Matriarch
Discusssion about genealogy, mammy, and African American ancestors
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. In this episode, we present you with questions...