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Science May Enable Reparations

Reviewing a Book Review A few days ago, I got an email from a friend who has become a leader in the field of researching African American family histories, up to and beyond the “brick walls” of slave lists that

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Posted in Healing, Repair & Action, Research & Oral History Methods

Repairing the Breach of Slavery

What Linked Descendants Say About Making Connections Across the Divide Reflections provided by participants of the December 2015 Coming to the Table conference call. Post co-authored by Sharon Morgan, Our Black Ancestry, and Prinny Anderson, Linked Descendants. If you could

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Posted in Contact, Connection, Relationship, Discovery & Impact, Healing, Repair & Action, Individual, Family & Linked Descendant Stories, Legacies of Slavery, Racism & Injustice, Slavery

BLACK RUG/WHITE RUG; A DIALOGUE AMONG THREE LINKED ANCESTORS

By Joyceann Gray, Sarah Brown and Monique Hopkins Joyceann Gray, Monique Crippen-Hopkins and Sarah Brown are “linked through slavery”. Joyceann and Monique’s ancestors were enslaved by Sarah’s ancestors, the Washington family. When Sarah published her most recent post, about her

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Posted in Contact, Connection, Relationship, Discovery & Impact, Healing, Repair & Action, Historic People & Places, Individual, Family & Linked Descendant Stories, Legacies of Slavery, Racism & Injustice, Research & Oral History Methods

Linked Through Slavery–The Last Furman Slave Owner

This is the final post in my series of three on the connection of my father’s family to slavery —a 110-year legacy— and my search for African American descendants whose ancestors toiled on my family’s plantations in South Carolina. This

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Part I: Facing Slavery and Finding Amanda

This post is the first of three pieces on 1) how I discovered slavery in my heritage, specifically focusing on a woman named Amanda owned by my ancestor Thomas Jackson and his second wife Courtney Robertson; 2) what more that official

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Posted in Contact, Connection, Relationship, Discovery & Impact, Documents & Records, Individual, Family & Linked Descendant Stories, Regional History & Culture