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Description Dr. Moseley-Hobbs will talk about the research on her heritage that resulted in a documented story of her ancestors, the Fractions, and indirectly African Americans from Virginia and the original colonies. That research told a story of a family transported on a ship called the True Blue to American for a life of enslavement at the Smithfield and Solitude plantations in Blacksburg, Virginia. By the third generation the Civil War began giving the Fractions and other enslaved a chance for freedom. It will be accompanied with a African Artifacts Traveling Exhibit.Dr. Moseley-Hobbs’ research documentation tells how brothers Thomas and Othello Fraction ran away from slavery to join the Union Army to serve in the Civil War for a chance to win their freedom. Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs also discovered documentation, which is not included in the timeline of her book, that also tells the story of their struggles to be free after the Civil War was won, how they became land owners, how one brother became a respected train worker and how their names came to be engraved on the Wall of the War Memorial Plaza in Washington, DC. www.ImaginationLunchbox.com

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  • November 28, 2020 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ended
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