25    Aug 20110 comments

Video: Slaves & Free People of Color in West Virginia

In this thought-provoking video, Greg Carroll of the West Virginia State Archives discusses the history of slaves and free people of colorĀ in West Virginia from 1800-1860.

In addition to informing viewers as to what genealogical research materials are available, Carroll talks of a palpable lack of certain types of information and the need to collect further information. In particular, the oral histories of these people are lacking.

This video also provides some background to the plight of these West Virginians. Well worth a watch.

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