Earlene Campbell-Coleman recently received a photo of a former slave who turned out to be her great-great-great grandfather. Frank Campbell was among 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests in 1838, to plantations in Louisiana, to help save Georgetown University. The photo of Campbell was the first picture of the slaves that genealogists have found. Molly Mathis The Charlotte Observer
Earlene Campbell-Coleman recently received a photo of a former slave who turned out to be her great-great-great grandfather. Frank Campbell was among 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests in 1838, to plantations in Louisiana, to help save Georgetown University. The photo of Campbell was the first picture of the slaves that genealogists have found. Molly Mathis The Charlotte Observer

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March 23, 2017 7:00 AM

Her ‘Grandpa Frank’ was a slave and she’d never seen his face – then her phone rang

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