Slaves and Free Blacks

Slaves and Free Blacks of Russell County will highlight an often overlooked area of history. This section will cover all aspects of the African-American experience in Russell County.

Utilizing the resources below, it's possible to trace the lives of African-American slaves over time. Although slaves were generally only identified in public records by a first name and an owner, it's possible to link names, sex, and ages of slaves together and follow their lives as documented in the historical record.