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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
My grandmother told me this story Alabama Family legend 1830s Native American Cherokee Native american story
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My grandmother, grandfather and sister. The Congos in West Africa, Ireland, and America (Native American) passed down 1840s The Congos in West Africa, Ireland and America (Native American) Genealogy
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My grandmother,my mother, my aunts, & also published in a newspaper. In Augustus, Georgia and later retold in The LaFayette Sun Times 1951 oral history and documented material 1859 Augustus Georgia, Appling County and LaFayette, Alabama, Chambers County Its a story about honoring who you are, and whose you are.
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My great great grand father James G. Horton Chatatanooga, TN; Huntsville, Alabama, South St. Louis MO The story was documented in a letter to President William H. Taft 1863 Franklin County near Salem Tennessee A soldiers story and a case unpaid repairations and compensation
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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 Great-Grandmother Hancock County, Georgia Oral history 1854 Hancock County, Georgia Family Members
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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 Arkansas Just a regular conversation. 1920s Macnab, Arkansas overcoming extreme poverty.
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My mother Centralia, Illinois losing history
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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 Originated from North Carolina to Tennessee Oral history 1842 Medon, Tennessee Ancestry - linked to Tina Turner
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My mother suburb of Buffalo, NY It is the story of my own father's background 1960s From upstate New York (ancestors from Wales) Discovered I am part African American
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my mother Washington, D.C. a traditional story that has been passed down over generations 1873 Washington County, an area in Washington, D.C. An African-American slave who escaped slavery and became very successful
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My mother West Virginia great aunts and uncles 1890s West Virginia Family History
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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 and aunts Anson county, Morven, North Carolina Oral history 1856 North Carolina Oral family history confirmed
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My mother and my cousin Bernice Tuskegee Alabama A traditional story passed down through the family 1830s Tuskegee Alabama The story is of the beginning of a long lasting family tradition
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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 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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