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Wed April 30, 2014

Nacogdoches conference includes Texas Runaway Slave Project

This ad, placed by a Shreveport slave owner, was published in the Telegraph and Texas Register in 1838.
Credit Texas Runaway Slave Project

Stephen F. Austin State University will showcase faculty research, scholarship and artistry Thursday at its daylong Bright Ideas Conference. More than 90 poster presentations will be on display, including the Texas Runaway Slave Project.

Kyle Ainsworth, special collections librarian at SFA’s East Texas Research Center, has combed through Texas newspapers compiling hundreds of advertisements and announcements about runaway slaves between the 1830s and 1860s. The project is in a searchable database.

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