Slave Auction, circa 1831. Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1941.3.

“Purchased Lives” at West Baton Rouge Library

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The West Baton Rouge Museum hosts “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865,” a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade, through March 31. Presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service and the Kabacoff Family Foundation, the exhibition will travel to ten Louisiana communities in 2016-2018.”Purchased Lives” is a traveling exhibition by The Historic New Orleans Collection in collaboration with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The library is located at 614 S. Polk Avenue. Click here for a full schedule.

Free events at the West Baton Rouge Museum include a screening of the film “Twelve Years a Slave” on March 19 and a National History Day competition on March 25. Click here for more info.
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