Researching Sophie: From Slavery to Freedom at the Hermann-Grima House

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event
Madame Barbara Trevigne contributed to the earliest research on the lives of the enslaved that lived and worked at the Hermann-Grima House in her article for the Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans titled,” Sophie-Resident of the Hermann-Grima House (In Memory of Judith Bethea).” In this Gallier Gathering Mme. Trevigne will discuss her article and the research process for piecing together the lives of those enslaved in New Orleans during the antebellum period. About the Speaker: Madame Barbara Trevigne received her Master’s in Social Science from Tulane University School of Social Work. Barbara holds several professional licenses, is a New Orleans Tour Guide, and former docent of the Hermann-Grima house. In addition to being honored by Alliance Françoise for preservation of Creole culture, she has collaborated and published articles in Images of America, African Americans of New Orleans, Gumbo People, New Orleans What Can’t Be Lost, and The Tignon an 18th Century Headdress. Barbara also traced the genesis of the enslaved Glapion family of St. Charles Parish and New Orleans.

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