The Historic New Orleans Collection presents a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition “Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865.”
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will present a free lecture in conjunction with its exhibition “Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865” on Wednesday, May 27, 6-7:30 pm. The lecture, “Finding Rebecca; or, How an Enslaved Girl from New Orleans Became an Abolitionist Icon,” will take place at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, and will be presented by Mary Niall Mitchell, a professor at the University of New Orleans.
Rebecca Huger was a frequently photographed child from New Orleans during the Civil War era. Mitchell will explore what is known of Rebecca’s private and public life and how she came to represent both slavery and its demise.
This event is free and open to the public.