June 10: Underground Railroad in NW Louisiana at Bossier Parish Library

“J. A. Beard and May auction notice for a Valuable Gang of Georgia and South Carolina Field Hands;” New Orleans: Bulletin Print, 1856: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2014.0371

 

“Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865,” a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade, stops at the Bossier Parish Library in Bossier City this month. Presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service and the Kabacoff Family Foundation, the exhibition will remain at the library until July 13.

The library hosts free programs during the six-week tour stop. On Saturday, June 10, anthropologist Rolonda Teal and Harriet Tubman re-enactor Thelma Harrison of the Company Repertory Theatre present on the Underground Railroad in northwest Louisiana. Upcoming events include author talks and dramatic readings. All events are held at the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center, 2206 Beckett Street. Visit www.bossierparishlibrary.org for more info.

“Purchased Lives” is a traveling exhibition by The Historic New Orleans Collection in collaboration with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Next stop: the Bayou Teche Museum in New Iberia. Click here for a full tour schedule.