Database of Slave Names Going Online

Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue
Image: “Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue.”


The Virginia Historical Society is compiling a database of slaves and owners. The database, which will go online Wednesday, contains the names of 1,400 slaves and 180 owners, according to Eve M. Kahn in the New York Times.

“Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue” by Girolamo Romano, on loan from the Pinacoteca di Brera museum in Milan to the Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science in Tallahassee, Fla., is being kept in the U.S. over allegations that it was looted from a Jewish family by the Nazis during World War II. A gosh, gee-willikers story from the Tallahassee Democrat is here. | AP via Wall Street Journal.

The L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat patiently collected from Twitter feeds by the patient bots at paper.li.

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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