Guide to African American Resources in Florida Available Online

“The Black Experience” in an online guide to resources that are available for the study of African American history in the State Archives of Florida. It is an update of the material presented in the 1988 (revised 2002) publication, “The Black Experience: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of …

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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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Day 2 at IBGS – Part 2

It’s almost 2:00 in the morning and just arrived home after driving straight through from Ft. Wayne. Going to get a few zzzzzzs before I have to get up to go to work but wanted to post these photos for your enjoyment: There’s more. Will add them over the next few days.

Commentary: Tracing Michelle Obama’s roots — and yours

By Tony Burroughs Special to CNN Editor’s note: Tony Burroughs is a professional genealogist and author of “Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.” He taught genealogy at Chicago State University for 15 years. (CNN) — Last week a New York Times article reported that Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandparents were …

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African American Funeral Programs from East Central Georgia Placed Online

The Digital Library of Georgia announced the availability of a new online resource: African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library. The African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library online collection consists of over one thousand funeral programs ranging from 1933 to 2008 (with the bulk of the …

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