My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War
Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
In collaboration with the Atlanta History Center and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) - Metro Atlanta Chapter, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Dr. Lawrence Jackson of Emory University, who will discuss his latest publication My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War. In this moving historical memoir Dr. Jackson recounts his family history in Virginia, recalling both the horror of slavery and the later struggles of postbellum freedom. Dr. Jackson will also discuss his detailed genealogical research that enabled him to trace his family history to his grandfather’s grandfather, a man who was born or sold into slavery.