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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
My great-great grandmother Tyler, Texas I was 18 when she died so I heard her story firsthand 1972 It is her life. She lived to be 115
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My mother Anson, North Carolina or Durham, North Caloina I heard the story from my mother who would talked about her mother 1930s North Carolina My story is about my Mothers grand mother Missie Cash owner of Hawk cab Co.
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My mother Florida, Mississippi, St. Louis, Illinois My mother, who talked with her grandmother before she died, was given bits Mississippi My story is in pieces, because my family history is in pieces.
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my mother aunts and uncles are the tellers of the story Leland and Greenville Mississippi I heard the story after viewing a photo of a woman in slave garments 1930s my family is originally from mississippi and louisisana and arkansas This story surrounds my great great grandmother born in 1855
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My Mother who is 86yrs old Africa & Savannah Ga told to me by my Mother 1900s Savannah Georgia It Is about My Grandfather who told my Mother (Never forget you are African
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my mother's father Ridgley, Maryland oral tradition 1850s Caroline County of the Eastern Shore of Maryland great-great grandfather linked to a white family
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My mother, aunts, uncles, and grandmother Mississippi passed down 1890s Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi mothers fathers family
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My mother, grandmother, and great uncle Napoleonville, Louisiana Oral history from an eyewitness 1920s Napoleonville and New Orleans, Louisiana False accusations and lynching
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My mother, Marie Moss Smith Washington, D.C. A traditional story that has been passed down for years 1873 Washington, D.C. My great grandfather was a co-founder of the American Colored Opera
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My mother, who's name is Helen L. Hunter (Smith now) Cleveland, OH My mother and grandparents told the story. 1930s Cleveland, OH The roots of an hybrid American
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