Monthly Archives: July 2015

This 1956 guidebook for black travelers is an important reminder of America’s racist past

Originally posted on Fusion:
During the Jim Crow era, traveling in the United States for African-Americans was difficult and often dangerous. Motels and restaurants didn’t have to serve you if they didn’t want to. “Sundown towns”—places where it was unsafe…

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Was Your British Ancestor a Slave Owner?

Originally posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter:
Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833. Those who had owned slaves were compensated at the time for their financial losses when they lost their slaves. Historians from University College…

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My Slave Ancestors Blog by Robyn Smith

This blog has some great information on how to research your slave ancestry. For those who are researching slave ancestry are familiar with the challenges. It is critical to know where to locate records and know what records you are … Continue reading

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