SRC You Later - Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party
SRC You Later - Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party
Join the Piqua Public Library on Saturday, August 17th at the Fort Piqua Plaza from 4-6pm for the Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party! Enjoy, games, prizes and fun!

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Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople

“Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople From Slavery to Settlement,” explores one of the largest emancipations in American history. Nearly 400 formerly enslaved people journeyed hundreds of miles from Virginia to Ohio. They meant to claim land that was willed to them after they were freed. Upon their arrival to the Miami Valley, they were met with threats of violence. This is only the beginning of their story, which does not end in tragedy. The exhibit consists of nineteen panels and several display cases. Follow the Freedpeople’s history from freedom, their grueling pilgrimage and legal battles to community building in the present day. 

The Randolph Freedpeople

The Randolph Freedpeople

In the late spring of 1833, 400 people were freed from slavery, but only in writing. The former slaves of John Randolph would have to wait thirteen years for their freedom. Randolph, of the Roanoke Plantation in Virginia, freed his slaves in his will. His family contested his will and fought for over a decade to keep the former slaves as their property.

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