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Finding our Ancestors' Voices

April 01, 2017

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Contact

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Directions
Phone:
443-263-1816

Overview

The slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938 offer a rich body of material for historical research. Join visiting scholar and fellow Dr. Ichile, who will examine how to use the WPA slave narratives to uncover African American cultural traditions and genealogy information on enslaved families. This annual spring lecture is co-sponsored with the Baltimore chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. About Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Ph.D. Iyelli Ichile currently serves as the Post-doctoral Fellow in African American History at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum & the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has a Ph.D. in African Diaspora History from Howard University, and a Master's in African American Studies from Columbia University.

Event Details

Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • Black History
  • History
  • Literature
  • Multicultural
  • Admission: This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door. $8 - General Public $6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School T
  • Little Italy

Amenities

Event Category
  • Black History
  • History
  • Literature
  • Multicultural
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General Information
  • Admission: This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door. $8 - General Public $6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School T
  • See less
Neighborhood
  • Little Italy
  • See less