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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
Connecticut grandfather 1900s Maio,Cape Verde (Djarmaio) Grandpa Frank
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Raleigh, North Carolina family story 1890s Raleigh, North Carolina great grandparents
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My Grandfather, original story from his Grandfather From somewhere in Africa to Georgia Colony From My Grandparents 1790s My Grandfather was born in 1880, Florence Township, Stewart County, GA My G-grandfather Prince Shepherd, II.
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As a child my mother and grandparents would tell us stories about slavery . Anson, Cumberland, Montogomery, Moore , and Davidaon Counties in NC Oral history that was pass down for one generation to the next. 1780s Anson County NC, Polkton and Wadesboro, NC Ancestors: The Story of Rachel
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Cousin Hushpuckena, MS Family history 1920s Koscuisko, MS Paternal Grandparents
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Cousins, aunts, uncles Sibley, Mississippi (Adams County) family history 1900s Adams County, Mississippi great grandparents
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Grandma heard the story from an Aunt that is long dead. In Andalusia, Al. But I can't find grandpa Ralph or his mom in census. Oral history from my Grandma on my fathers side. 1900s We know from 1920 census that it is Andalusia, Al. Mystery, great grandpa Ralph committed a crime and fled the south in 1920.
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Great Grand Mother Louisa County, Virginia and the James river Richmond Virginia Orally from my maternal Great Grand mother. It was true as far as we know 1868 Bumpass, Virginia. Louisa County The story how grandpa Martin made family money and aquired land
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lst cousin Woodstock, Virginia Oral history from a relative 1800s Woodstock, Virginia, Shenadoah Valley Family oracle stories about great-grandparents
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Mother Russia Grandparents, Russian Germans 1930s Alsace Lorraine, France Slaves of the Siberian Work Camps
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My father Laurens County, South Carolina and Little River County, Arkanass Oral History 1880s Grandparents who were slaves Migration of family; name change
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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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