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

“Purchased Lives” at Jackson Parish Library

entergyThe Jackson Parish Library in Jonesboro hosts “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865,” a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade, through May 26. 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.

 

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