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Crawford Allen and family sold for $20 in Fluker, LA

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This episode of Nurturing Our Roots is a mandatory course requirement for, African-Americans and 20th-Century Slavery, being taught by Professor Clare Washington of Portland State University.  Please join Professor Washington and Host, Genealogist, and Peonage researcher Antoinette Harrell and also Peonage blogger, researcher, and Co-Host Robin Foster as we teach about the concepts of peonage and the impact it had on African-Americans. 

We will discuss the details about a 1926 case of peonage where Crawford Allen,  his wife, and children, were kidnapped from Amite, Mississippi and sold for 26 dollars on a farm in Fluker, Louisiana.  (See Crawford Allen of Mississippi, wife, and children sold for $20 in 1926).

Genealogist, Peonage researcher, Antoinette Harrell recently led Professor Washington to Fluker, LA, and they will discuss what they found. 

Students are required to call in to share insights while our valued regular guests listen and post questions and comments in the Nurturing Our Roots Chat Room.  Photo Credits: Walter C. Black, Sr.