In 2018, The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice which memorializes more than 4,400 African American men, women, and children who were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Episodes 83a and 83b feature …
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Many begin their family history journey believing there aren’t many records available for African American families or that there is no history to record. We know that’s not true at all! In this episode, we’ll discuss common myths about African American family history, how to respond to them when they …
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The story of a couple, the families they descend from, and the duality of their life as descendants of both slaveholders and abolitionists in the north.
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BlackProGen is a group of professional genealogists who research and document African American families. We share research strategies, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and whatever comes to mind while working for clients and in our own research endeavors.
Telling my ancestral story
I recently had the opportunity to meet/speak with some amazing young people from Ole Miss about a special issue of their school paper, The Daily Mississippian. The result was a story about my family’s ties to the “father” of their school.