GU272 descendant Earlene Campbell-Coleman felt the tears well up in her eyes as she entered the Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. In town to visit her father, Earl Campbell who lives nearby in the tiny town of Chauvin, Ms. Campbel-Coleman decided to visit the library at the University to see the original photographs that were a part of the March 12th New York Times article, “A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to save Georgetown.” Earlene Campbell-Coleman’s reaction to seeing the photo album: “to hold that little black scrapbook, it’s a little tiny scrapbook, it’s a century old ” she said. It was overwhelming. We don’t often get to see our ancestors who were enslaved and seeing this was truly a treasure.
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