Freedom on the Move is a citizen science (crowdsourcing) project operated by the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) at Cornell University, in collaboration with several other institutions which support digital humanities research. The project involves members of the public in transcribing and responding to questions regarding historical newspaper advertisements placed by enslavers who wanted to recapture self-liberating Africans and African Americans. The database created is intended to be an invaluable research aid, pedagogical tool, and resource for genealogists.
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