Three brothers reunited after slavery

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Three brothers reunited after slavery

Subject

Article

Description

Brothers reunite sixty years after being separated.

Source

The Washington Times (Washington D.C.)

Date

December 26, 1919

Coverage

Louisville, KY
Louisiana
Tennessee

Contributor

Bonnie Loden

Publisher

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

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Transcription

3 BROTHERS, PARTED BY
SLAVE BLOCK, REUNITED
Meet for the First Time in Louisville
in More than Half a
Century.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 26.--The
slave block, once the center of com-
merce in New Orleans, has rotted,
and even its former site has been oblitera-
ted by the hand of progress. But
memories of Christmas, seventy years
ago were revived here yesterday by
three aged negroes, brothers, who
were separated by the slave block in
1859. They met for the first time in
more than a half century, and after
a day spent in Louisville left last
night to visit their mother in Litch-
field whom they have not seen since
that day. Their mother is more than
100, and at the point of death.
The three were put up for auction,
and each was sold to a different
master, two to Louisianians and one
to a Tennesseean. After emancipa-
tion they remained with their former
masters.

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“Three brothers reunited after slavery,” Article, The Washington Times (Washington D.C.), December 26, 1919, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed June 24, 2018, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2860.

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