African American Lives
Analyzing the Evidence
The Science and the Investigators
Who am I? A Genealogy Guide
Sharing Stories
For Educators
About the Series

Sharing Stories
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STORYTELLER: Maternal Grandmother LOCATION: Virginia and Pennsylvania YEAR TOOK PLACE: 1910s
TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN: HOW HEARD: family recorded history

I found my birth mother who introduced me to her colorful family. Her mother Naomi's father came to the US (perhaps Ellis Island) around 1912. His name was Charles Zuckerman and he sold fruit on a cart in Virginia and Pennsylvania. My birth father was an African-American man, Chester West, who recently died without my knowing him. His mother's name was Rose West. They were from York Pa.

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