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African-American Research


Webmaster's note:  African-American Research is extremely difficult because of the lack of historical records before the Civil War. I will post any and all data on this website as often as I find it or it is contributed.  While I am aware of what is and is not politically correct today, we are dealing with historical data and all data on this site is transcribed exactly as written and no offense is meant and none should be taken.

Ann Allen Geoghegan, Webmaster


"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness."

- Alex Haley


Poplar Hill AME Church - New

Negro Superstitions from the WPA New

Excerpts from the Slave Petitions to the Mississippi Legislature

Slave Narrative of Peter Brown, Born at Woodlawn Plantation in 1852  

Records from Freedman Savings & Trust Company for depositors born in Jefferson County

1869 Freedmen Tax Roll

1820 Free People of Color

1830 Free People of Color 

1850 Jefferson Census Free People of Color

1860 Jefferson Census Free People of Color

1860 Jefferson County, MS, Slave Schedule

Jefferson County Slave Court Records

Petition of Andrew Barland to the Mississippi General Assembly 

Poplar Hill Plantation Records

Letter from Mr. John Ker to the Mississippi Legislature 

Tidbits Page - Various contributions that don't really have a category

MSGenWeb Slave Narrative Project  Offsite - Link - Now complete  

USGenWeb African-American Griot Project    Offsite - Link

Remembering their Names by Linda Durr Rudd Offsite - Link

Samuel Scott Plantations of Fayette, Jefferson County, MS  by Toni Stewart - Offsite-Link  New

Sankofa's Plantation Data Collection (Wiki) New




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