Slave database coming to Hampton History Museum

An online database created by the Virginia Historical Society now includes close to 3,500 documents that outline the murky details of thousands of slaves who lived in and around Virginia.

Last month, the Richmond-based organization launched the database detailing the biographical data of enslaved Virginians, some of which includes family relationships, occupations and life dates.

Lauranett L. Lee, curator of African history for the Virginia Historical Society, will host a workshop on Monday, Feb. 6 at the Hampton History Museum to teach attendees about the database and its uses.

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