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STORYTELLER LOCATION HOW YOU HEARD YEAR TOOK PLACE TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN WHAT IT'S ABOUT
my mother and her siblings Cape Verde and New York, New York Passed down 1966 Cape Verde Islands Immigration
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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 who is 86yrs old Africa & Savannah Ga told to me by my Mother 1900s Savannah Georgia It Is about My Grandfather who told my Mother (Never forget you are African
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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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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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My mother, aunts, uncles, and grandmother Mississippi passed down 1890s Greenville and Greenwood Mississippi mothers fathers family
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My mother, grandmother, and great uncle Napoleonville, Louisiana Oral history from an eyewitness 1920s Napoleonville and New Orleans, Louisiana False accusations and lynching
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My mother, Marie Moss Smith Washington, D.C. A traditional story that has been passed down for years 1873 Washington, D.C. My great grandfather was a co-founder of the American Colored Opera
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my mother, my aunts and uncles Stedman, Cumberland County, North Carolina oral tradition 1925 Cumberland County, Stedman, North Carolina Over coming adversity
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My mother, who's name is Helen L. Hunter (Smith now) Cleveland, OH My mother and grandparents told the story. 1930s Cleveland, OH The roots of an hybrid American
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My research. Kinchafoonee, Marion, Georgia Interviews 1832 Buena Vista, Marion, Georgia surviving slavery
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other family researchers French Louisiana Mobile, New Orleans, Opelousas louisiana archives published research 1780s Louisiana fighting for freedom
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