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Chickasaw County Museum shaping up

Chickasaw County Museum shaping up

Chickasaw County Historical Society busy with construction

Chickasaw County Historical Society busy with construction - Daily Journal

Spotlight: 'IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in America'

Spotlight: 'IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in America'

"African-Native American Lives in the Americas" - Radmilla Cody, Miss Navajo poses with her grandmother. The image is part of "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

East Texas 1948 Womens Basketball Team champions

Over The Generations: Documenting Waco's African-American Community Through The Eyes Of The Cobb Family

University of Virginia Names Newest Dormitory After Former Slave Couple

UVA dedicates its newest residence hall to William and Isabella Gibbons, a former slave couple who were owned by professors. Gibbons House is expected to be completed by the summer.

As Burr Oak settlement payments arrive, old wounds reopen 3 years after cemetery scandal, litigation comes to an end — but not families' pain

Three years after Burr Oak Cemetery workers were accused of reselling grave plots, the litigation and one criminal case have been closed. But for some families, the settlement payments reopen old wounds.

Found: Photo album hoping to return home

Found: Photo album hoping to return home

In Lebanon was in the throes of the Civil War.

Part 5

‘Precious Hope’ is laid to rest with help of Garden of Innocents, police, scientists.

Stories of slaves come to life on Louisiana plantations

Whitney Plantation is entirely devoted to their lives. Other places have added exhibits and memorials to the slaves who lived there.

I don’t know who all is in this photograph but I know for sure that the standing girl in pigtails is my Great Grandmother Cora Packer, the woman with the boy in her lap is her mother Flora (Massy) Packer, the boy is her brother James Arthur Packer, and the girl sitting down in front is Cora’s sister, Pearl Packer.

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday

I don’t know who all is in this photograph but I know for sure that the standing girl in pigtails is my Great Grandmother Cora Packer, the woman with the boy in her lap is her mother Flora (Massy) Packer, the boy is her brother James Arthur Packer, and the girl sitting down in front is Cora’s sister, Pearl Packer.

St. Louis boy is reburied 90 years after death as overgrown cemetery gets help

Louis boy is reburied 90 years after death as overgrown cemetery gets help

Sweet Briar researcher documents slave history

Black communities often seek to learn more about their genealogy, but the spotty records of the past hamper many who try to research their family trees.

'This is surreal': descendants of slaves and slaveowners meet on US plantation

'This is surreal': descendants of slaves and slaveowners meet on US plantation

Claudius Ross: ‘Visiting Prospect Hill brings all the pieces back together’, he said.

Part 2 (the tag from her sweater was cut off...suggesting there may have been her name written on it? My mother used to do that to our jackets in case they became lost...or WE became lost)

suggesting there may have been her name written on it?

The remains of a 6-year-old girl who was murdered 30 years ago were exhumed from Washington Park Cemetery in Berkeley and taken to the medical examiner's office on June 17, 2013. Forensic scientists at the St. Louis morgue will try to extract fresh DNA and consider whether specialized testing out-of-state might shed light on the girl's identity. (J.B. Forbes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Police hoping new forensic testing will help pinpoint child's identity.

Leslie Jones: The Camera Man. Boston Herald Traveler: 1917 - 1956

Leslie Jones: The Camera Man.

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