Char McCargo Bah, FxGS member, has graciously agreed to narrate. On Saturday, 2 June, please plan to arrive at 10:30 am to meet at the Contraband and Freedman Memorial. The field trip will be approximately 90 minutes.The Contrabands and Freedman Cemetery is a burial place for about 1,800 African Americans who fled to Alexandria to escape bondage during the Civil War. Char will explain how a 1939 Alexandria Land Use map helped to locate the cemetery. Char will introduce us to Travis Murphy whose parents buried a child in the cemetery.
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