Feb 1, 2022

Project Will Digitize Colonial Records Pertaining to Enslaved and Free Black People in Louisiana

Johns Hopkins University historian Jessica Marie Johnson has received a $120,000 planning grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for her “Kinship and Longing: Keywords for Black Louisiana” project. The grant will support a collaboration of scholars and graduate students toward developing a digital, open-source, searchable edition of some 200,000 French and Spanish colonial records documenting enslaved and free people of African descent in Louisiana between 1714 and 1803.

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