African American Studies
African-American New Archives Initiative will embrace history
For over 230 years African-Americans have fought to rise from the ashes of bondage and Slavery, to attain a position of social, cultural, and political leadership in our modern World. Achieving such goals requires discovering and embracing the history and heritage of ancestors.
The African-American New Archives Initiative is an endeavor to gather the records of history pertaining to the ancestors of African-Americans today, and create core collections that will someday be the principle sources for developing histories of these peoples. These records are largely forgotten by today’s historians, but they are crucial for discovering ancestral ties between free Americans and their Slave Ancestors.
James W. Petty, CG, AG, and his wife Mary Petty are Professional Genealogists searching for and gathering information pertaining to these new archives of Black Slave Emancipation Research in the Ante-bellum Northern States. During November 1- 17, 2013 they will be doing onsite research in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They look forward to attending the Bucks County Genealogical Society Meeting November 2, 2013 and sharing more about this exciting project.
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