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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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I heard my father say this & we've recently confirmed it Chester, South Carolina Chester, South Carolina We've found most of the information ourselves

This is about our family tree. We have traced it back eight generations. We recently learned that the 3 brothers who were freed took new and different names. William took the name Long- my father's grandfather-and one took the name Jackson. We do not know what name the third brother took.

The other significant event took place in 1908. That is when William's (mentioned above)son- Dr. George Waldo Long- took over as President of one the Presbyterian schools that was established. It was Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw S. C. He revived the school , added a 2 year accredited junior college and graduated many African Americans before it closed in 1949.

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