The Historical Footsteps of the Hunter Hill Family from 1837 -2023

Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library 2817 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL, United States

Join us for an event featuring Hunter Hill Jr., an accomplished artist and the 2020 Florida Folk Heritage Award winner. Hunter Hill Jr. is well-known for his emancipation drumming, or the 20th May drumbeat. At the event, he will share his family history while discussing the Hunter Hill Jr. Collection. This collection includes 29 scale …

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Tracing My Slave Ancestors on the El Destino Plantation in Leon County Florida, 1828 -1865, and During Reconstruction

Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library 2817 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL, United States

Gloria Jefferson Anderson spent years researching her slave ancestors' journey on the El Destino Plantation in Leon County, Florida. Through her tireless efforts, she traced their path from 1828 to 1865 and during Reconstruction by scouring county records, talking to elderly residents, reading Freedman's Bureau reports, and reviewing plantation records. Her story inspires those seeking …

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