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Virginia Historical Society To Hold Presentation On Slave Name Database

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The Virginia Historical Society is going on the road to spread the word about its database of slave names.

The project, which helps scholars and family historians examine the state's slaveholding past, is called "Unknown No Longer." The database now includes more than 10,000 names and 15,000 digital images of documents.

A presentation is set for Feb. 21 in Woodbridge. It's all a part of a session called "Lest We Forget: The Enslavement and Emancipation Conference."

During Black History Month, Virginia Historical Society staffers are offering demonstrations around the state on how to use the database, background info about slavery in Virginia, and question and answer sessions.

The presentation will be held at 14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, Va., at 2:30 p.m.

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