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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
"common" conversation Charles County, Maryland father's mother 1882 Charles County, Maryland Native American Indian
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Distant cousin Portsmouth, VA Oral history interview 1857 Baltimore, Maryland Reunion
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great great grandmother Baltimore County, Maryland Oral history 1860s Baltimore County, Maryland Childhood memory
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My mother wrote the letter to a cousin. A great-uncle had the bible. The family were freed blacks in Baltimore and slaves in QueenAnne's County. My maternal family history was written in a letter and in a family bible. 1813 These relatives lived in Baltimore Maryland. It is a story about understanding my identity, my character and behaviors.
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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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