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Fieldtrip: Contrabands and Freedman Cemetery
Saturday, June 2
Fieldtrip: Contrabands and Freedman Cemetery
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
1001 South Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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.
 
Contact Sherrie Craun at fieldtrips@fxgs.org to be added to the attendee list. Please  provide a telephone number inthe event of last minute schedule changes.