This is a community for researchers looking for family and a better understanding of African American History.
The advantages of being a member of this community:
* Access to professional Genealogists specializing in African American Genealogy and History
* Access to our "bring us out of the darkness" African American Genealogy database featuring ex slaves alive 1895 to 1955 including some biographical schetches and obituries. Opportunity to be a part of building this database. The research you submit belongs to you! We only ask to list it in the database citing you as the researcher.
There are many comprehensive African American websites which we will feature in our site. It is not our intent to duplicate their work or to compete with what they are doing. Our purpose is to do three things:
1. Offer classes in research.
2. Offer access to our former slave database.
3. Allow for dialog between members to furthur research.
for information E-mail
History has a tendency to cover the lives and exploits of a small number of "famous people" There is nothing wrong with that but to often the accomplisments of those less known are ignored. All of the sectons of our vanished website seek to tell the stories of successful people in life (a few rogues may get in for balance) Help us build a database of stories of success stories in your family.
CHECK OUT THE FIRST OF MANY SUCCESS STORIES
We will be featuring news articles that deal with African American concerns, interests, discrimination, successes, failures, etc.
TEN COMPANIES OF MILITIA PROTECT ..THE
ALLEGED SLAYER OF WHITE GIRL
Atlanta, Ga, May 5. Ten companies, of state mj!itia were hurriedly-
called together to protect Newt Lee, a negro watchman", and Leo M. Franks
superintendent of a pencil factory, held In connection with the Brutal mur
der of Mary Phagan, a-pretty pencil factory worker. Governor Brown says
he will use every Georgia soldier to prevent the storming of the. county jail
fcy lynching parties; . .
Weekly research tips for finding your ancestors.