ASERL’s New Digital Exhibit

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has a new digital exhibit created and curated by the ASERL Special Collections Interest Group. This collaborative online exhibit recognizes the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans sold into bondage in the English Colonies. This time, in 1619, is regarded as the beginning of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade in North America.

Clemson Libraries is one of the participating institutions. Items submitted include photos, letters, bills of sale, emancipation documents, insurance and taxation documents, and maps indicating segregation zones. The goal is to learn from our past and make our resources available to students, researchers, other institutions, and the public.