Elder Christofferson presents database of freed slave records to National African American Museum – Deseret News

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Pulling a flash drive from a lantern, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presented a database of African American slaves freed after the Civil War to the Smithsonian’s new National African American Museum of History and Culture on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday’s event celebrated the completion of a massive nationwide project to compile a database of nearly 1.8 million of the 4 million enslaved people freed at the end of the war.

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