When Did Slavery End in the United States for African Americans?


Friday, June 18, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm



Antoinette Harrell, author, historian, and genealogist, will discuss litigation arising from violations of statutes implementing the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery and certain forms of involuntary servitude. The files pertain to complaints made by persons (victims) who were being held against their will or forced to work off debts through threats and intimidation by employers or others (subjects), most of whom were African Americans who were physically forced or sometimes beaten to return to former employers to work off their debts. The pastor, author, and Dozier School for Boys survivor Johnny Lee Gaddy and the Franklin Law Group founder, president, and CEO Stephanie Suzanne Franklin will join the discussion.