WALK UNABOWED PROJECT
This ongoing project is an attempt to preserve and publish the names of slaves in Franklin County and also serve as an opportunity to provide better access to records pertaining to slavery in the county so that their names and legacies can live on for future generations to discover.
Names are alphabetized by the first name of the slave. Entries also include the approximate date of birth, the name(s) of the slave owner, the location of the slave owner in the county, links to primary sources, and a brief note which includes any additional information found in the records. This is an ongoing project so as more names are found they will be added to the list.
The types of records include the 1780 Pennsylvania slave register, tax records, deeds of manumission, indentures, and estate papers, which are wills, letters of administration, inventories, estate sales, and administration accounts. As this is an ongoing project, more records and types of records will be discovered and as they are they will be made available.