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FREE MIXED-RACE CHILDREN OF WHITE WOMEN LISTED IN INVENTORIES OF MARYLAND

FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF MARYLAND AND DELAWARE by Paul Heinegg stated that        ” During the colonial period in Maryland and Delaware: Over 600 free, mixed-race children were born to white women by African-American men. Fewer owned land than did their counterparts in … Continue reading

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15 January 2010: A Friend Of Friends: Lessons From The Underground Railroad

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New Kids On The Blog AAGSAR

To Our Ancestors, … we stand before you now, your living legacy, the flesh and blood of our collective dreaming, and we realize with a knowing deeper than the flow of human blood in human veins that we are part of … Continue reading

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King and Queen County, Virginia

I was in high school and my first impromptu interview about my ancestors was with my paternal grandmother Mary Grace Acree Downes. We were in her sitting room and I started to ask her questions. I don’t remember how it came up, but … Continue reading

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