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Welcome to the Africana Heritage Research Library, where you will find informative articles as well as research tools to keep your research moving forward!

Please note: The copyright for these articles resides with the individual contributors. Many of these articles may be printed and shared for nonprofit purposes, as long as the author is properly credited for their work. Please see the copyright statement at the end of each article for copyright terms.

None of these articles may be used for profit purposes or republished in print or on the Internet, without express permission of the copyright holder.

Please enjoy these featured articles, and let us hear from YOU! If you would like to submit a feature article to share, please e-mail us at info@africanaheritage.com.









DNA: Tracing African Roots

DNA to Africa
By Aaron L. Day

Free African Americans

The Search for Free African American Ancestors
by Aaron L. Day

Tracing Free African Americans - (pre 1865)
by Aaron L. Day

Free African American Records on Africana Heritage
Records of Free African Americans in Our Database

Freedmen's Bureau

Freedmen's Bureau Records on Africana Heritage
Freedmen's Bureau Records in Our Database

Freedmen's Labor Contracts, Berkeley County, SC

Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts, Georgetown County, SC

Genealogy Resources

Lowcountry Africana and South Carolina Department of Archives and History to Collaborate to Digitize Records of African American Genealogy and History

Resources for Researching African American Genealogy
by Aaron L. Day

Tom Blake: Finding the Last Slaveholder
Research advice from the creator of the Large Slaveholders website

Tom Blake: Slavery Era Ancestors

Tom Blake: Using Federal Census Indexes

Individual/Family Lineages

Buntin, Benjamin: TN
Benjamin Buntin, Former Slave, Sumner County, Tennessee

Conner Family Slaves: MS, LA and TX
Plantation Records of Lemuel P. Conner and Family

Mason, Tandy: TN
Tandy Brockman Mason: Kentucky Slave Owner of Christian, Todd, and Ballard Counties

Rogan, Willie "Bud": TN
John William (Willie) "Bud" Rogan, 1868-1905

White, Fred: TN
Fred White of Sumner County, Tennessee




Black History Articles

A Sea Island Legacy
by Toni Eubanks

Black History Month: African American History Articles Online at USF

The Gullah: Rice, Slavery and the Sierra Leone/American Connection
by Joseph A. Opala

The Oneal/St. Clair Historic Farmstead, Twin Lakes, Florida
Preserving African American Heritage in Hernando County, Florida: One Family's Legacy

Black Seminoles

Black Seminoles, Maroons and Freedom Seekers in Florida, Part 1: Early Freedom Seekers In Florida

Black Seminoles, Maroons and Freedom Seekers in Florida, Part 2: The Beginning of Troubled Times

Black Seminoles, Maroons and Freedom Seekers in Florida, Part 3: The Destruction of Angola

Free African Americans

Archaeology Sheds Light on Lives of Free African Americans

Atlantic Slave Trade

Slave Traders in the Family
Descendants of Slave Trader James D'Wolf Explore Their Family's Dark Past




Juneteenth

Juneteenth and Emancipation Day Celebrations
by Joyce Reese McCollum

Juneteenth Card to Give/Send
by Kenneth Burton

Juneteenth Editorial
by H. Roy Kaplan, Ph.D




Africana Excerpts: Sample Books, Film, Multimedia

Morgan Heritage: Freedom
Legendary reggae group Morgan Heritage share their song
"Freedom," a beautiful message of peace and reconciliation.

African Voices, African Roots
Africans in the New World are a people with strong ties to ancestry and traditions. Throughout the Diaspora, Africans have maintained some degree of their past.

African American Families Past and Present
Read about the strength and resilience of the African American family unit through the years of bondage, fragmentation and social upheavals.

African American History
Read some classics or discover new research on the rich mosaic of African American history.

African/Native American
Sample works that document the alliance of indigenous peoples of the Americas, West Indies and Brazil with enslaved Africans.

Biographies
Read about the lives and accomplishments of remarkable African Americans

Books for Young Readers
Sample works that celebrate cultural diversity and introduce young readers to the richness of world cultures.

Creole Identities
Diverse experiences of the Diaspora forged new cultural identities and traditions

Genealogy and Oral History
Our genealogy and oral history are the threads that bind the generations together.

Gloria Wade-Gayles
Inspiring reflections on life, faith and family from one of our most gifted and prolific Griots.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Renowned scholar and historian Henry Louis Gates shares The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have
Shaped Our Country


Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
God Has A Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time
2004 by Desmond Tutu, With Douglas Abrams
New York: Doubleday

Literature and Folklore
Enriching selections of African American writing, folklore, drama, and more. Sample classics or discover new favorites.

Teachers' Resources
Lesson plans, online resources and much more for grades K through 12.




Cemetery Preservation

Cemetery Preservation: A Growing Concern
by Toni Carrier

Mount Olive Cemetery, Clarksville, TN

Document Preservation

House Passes Lantos Bill HR-390 to Preserve Family Records of Descendants of Slaves




Online Resources
New Website LostCousins.com May Link Descendants With Plantation Records, Records of the Slave Trade

Online Archives We Love and Why
Right here on Africana Heritage, a guide to online record collections

WPA Slave Narratives (Full Text EBooks at Project Gutenburg)

Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 1 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 2 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 3 (English)


Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 4 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 5 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 6 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Arkansas Narratives, Part 7 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Florida Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Georgia Narratives, Part 1 (English)


Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Georgia Narratives, Part 2 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Georgia Narratives, Part 3 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Georgia Narratives, Part 4 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Indiana Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Kansas Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Kentucky Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Maryland Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Mississippi Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
North Carolina Narratives, Part 1


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Ohio Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Oklahoma Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
South Carolina Narratives, Part 1 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
South Carolina Narratives, Part 2 (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Tennessee Narratives (English)


Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States
From Interviews with Former Slaves
Administrative Files
Selected Records Bearing on the History of the Slave Narratives (English)



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