The African American Resource Center of the New Orleans Public Library is sponsoring a Women’s History Genealogy Workshop. Award-winning documentary storyteller, Leonard Smith III of LS3 Studios provides an insight approach on how to discover information about his enslaved 3rd great-grandmother. He shares his road map technique on how to use online databases, public, church, and courthouse records.

Genealogist Leonard Smith III 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 from 1842-1853.

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