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"A Slave Named Louise: Fight for Freedom"

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Award-winning documentary storyteller, Leonard Smith lll of LS3 Studios provides an insightful approach on how he discovered information about his enslaved 3rd great-grandmother. He shares his roadmap technique on how to use online databases, public and courthouse records. 

Genealogist Leonard Smith lll discusses the story of Louise, who demonstrated her commitment and courage to gain freedom for herself and her children by fighting in the Assumption Parish Court System for eleven years form 1845-1853. Leonard will be conducting a genealogy workshop on March 29, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the New Orleans Main Library Auditorium. 

Please join host Antoinette Harrell as she interview Leonard Smith lll. This workshop is sponsored by the African American Resource Center. Seating is limited, please call to reserve your seat.