December 19, 1993

“Before Freedom Came: African American Life in the Antebellum South” opens at the Anacostia Museum and will run through March 1994. The exhibition explores the lifestyles of enslaved and free African Americans, their regional work patterns, struggles and triumphs.

Posted: 19 December 2010
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