Preservationists fight to properly document slave cemetery

Race against time Preservationists want to document plantation slave cemeteries before history is lost By Prentiss Findlay Eugene Frazier and Thomas Johnson surveyed a forest of graves at a hidden cemetery on James Island where they said more than 200 people are laid to rest. Most of the deceased are in unmarked graves. Many of …

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Finding Slave Ancestors

By Barnetta McGhee White Most African Americans can diagram or outline a rather complete genealogy using 20th and 21st century public records. Going further back in time to discover those ancestors who were born and died in the late 19th century becomes more problematical and to uncover those who were enslaved prior to 1865 can …

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