Save the Date
The GU272 Descendants Association in Collaboration with PBS’s Television Series, Finding Your Roots will host a reunion event on Friday, June 9, 2018 in Iberville Parish Louisiana.
This year marks the 180th anniversary of the unprecedented sale of 272 enslaved children, women and men to Louisiana plantations.
The purpose of this event is to bring together descendants of those 272 tenacious ancestors and others to celebrate the reuniting of what slavery tore apart.
The June date carries an added significance because June 1838 was the month the Articles of Agreement were signed, finalizing the of the sale of the 272 ancestors. June is also an important month in African American History as Juneteenth is a day of celebration and freedom from slavery for those of us in the south who did not know about the original emancipation date because it was purposely kept from us.
Join us at this reunion event to celebrate connecting our families, celebrating the strides we’ve made and forging a part forward toward racial healing and reparative justice.
More details will be forthcoming. We hope descendants far and wide will make plans to attend this event. This event is inclusive of ALL Descendants of GU272 Ancestors (Maryland, Louisiana- Ascension, Iberville, & Terrebonne Parishes). The event will be held in Iberville Parish Louisiana. You will not want to miss it. Stay tuned to this space for more information.