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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
Tallahassee, Florida 1990s Georgia. overcoming adversity
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Children of Wash Rood/Lewis Stewart County, Georgia Oral History 1830s Maradi Tribe Overcoming
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cousin Delaware told by family member 1890s somewhere in Delaware Overcoming Adversity
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family members Saline County, Missouri my great cousin 1800s Marshall, Slater and Sedalia, Missouri overcoming adversity
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father, and his 2nd cousins South Carolina family reunion 1900s Orangeberg, South Carolina perseverance, fear and overcoming
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grandmother Vermont oral history 1950s Germany overcoming adversity
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Many family members Norfolk / Portsmouth, Virginia Oral History, minute books, court records, deeds and wills 1800s Norfolk, Virginia Free People of Color, Overcoming Adversity
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Mother Havana, Cuba interview with my late Mother 1890s Mothers parents were from Cuba, came to live in Nebraska overcoming adversity
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Mother's cousin New Orleans, Louisiana oral history 1770s New Orleans, Africa, France, Germany Survival, overcoming adversity, Gaining freedom, Love for family
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My Father LaGrange, Texas - Fayette County My father has great pride in his family and told us many stories. 1900s LaGrange, Texas This story is about my father, is family and overcoming advrsity.
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My great uncle Leo Bobo Waukegan, Illinois Oral history from my older relatives 1992 Tollette, Arkansas It's a story of overcoming obstacles.
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My Mother Arkansas Just a regular conversation. 1920s Macnab, Arkansas overcoming extreme poverty.
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My mother Winston-Salem, North Carolina oral history 1930s Winston-Salem, North Carolina overcoming adversity
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My Mother's first cousin, another family historian. New Orleans, Louisiana oral history, proven by archival records 1770s New Orleans, Louisiana, Marseille and Provence France; Mali, West Africa self-purchase, love and affection, overcoming the odds
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