Field of Grass and Flowers

Torn Apart by Slavery, Repairing through Genealogy

4811 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale, 20737
(301) 864-0420
  • Dates: November 6, 2021
  • Time: 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: FREE
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    Celebrate Maryland Emancipation Day with a kickoff reparative genealogy program at Riversdale House Museum. When Emancipation came to Maryland in 1864, there was a multigenerational family effort to reconnect with separated loved ones. Participate in a day of presentations, workshops, and dialogue on finding slavery-era family record, connect with research professionals, descendants of both slaveholders and enslaved families, and learn about documents that ultimately connect the present to the past during this first in a series of reparative genealogy programs.