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Re: Free black or slave testimony in colonial court? (x-h-sc)

In North Carolina records I have seen first person accounts by slaves during the coroner's inquest stage of a murder investigation. I do not know if South Carolina has such a record series as coroner's inquests.

In North Carolina I have also seen a couple of slave courts dealing with murder committed by a slave that included testimony of a slave. If memory serves that record is in Northampton County records just prior to or at the outset of the Civil War (early 1861, is my recollection).

Sorry, my knowledge is limited to NC records.

Three AHRC-funded PhD Studentships

We are pleased to offer three AHRC-funded studentships as part of the Antislavery Usable Past project.

The studentships include Home/EU fees, a stipend of £13,863 per year, and an additional budget to attend conferences and conduct research.

One will be based at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and will be supervised by Prof Jean Allain:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/StudyattheSchool/PostgraduateStudies/Scholarships...

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