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Annual General Meeting and Spring Dinner

Friday, May 5, 2023, 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM
The Olde Breton Inn
281890 Society Hill Rd
Leonardtown, MD  20650

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To ensure a refund, cancellations must be received by April 28th. Cancellations received after that date will not be refunded.
Debunking Myths Concerning Surnames During the Era of Slavery
Mr. Kent Randell, Librarian and Archivist, is the speaker for the 2023 Annual General Meeting & Spring Dinner.
Mr. Randell will address the complexity of the origins of family names of enslaved and formerly enslaved persons in St. Mary’s County. He will present evidence that debunks the myth that freed persons took the name of their most recent enslaver and disentangle the complexities of who and why emancipated and enslaved African-Americans came to acquire their family names. Mr. Randell’s remarks will be of particular interest to Historical Society members (and guests) who have or intend to trace their family histories. 
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