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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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Sharing Stories: Introduction: Share and discover family stories
As you've seen on AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES, the essence of family history is the indvidual story. Here, we've provided a forum in which you can share your own family's stories, whether they've been passed down over generations or you've collected them yourself as part of an oral history project. We hope you'll choose to share your favorites with other visitors to the site.

To read stories submitted by other visitors to the site,
just click on any of the terms below. The larger the type used, the more stories you'll find on that topic. To add your own story to the collection, just click on the link below.
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