Published on August 3, 2020 by Morgan Black  
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Erica Woodford, superior court clerk in Bibb County, Georgia, shares about her experience as an elected state court clerk, and discusses an important project that she initiated four years ago called the Slave Record Project. This project is a fascinating preservation of slave buy and sell records in middle Georgia. These records may be reviewed by the public and used as a resource in schools.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.