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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fontaine-Maury Society Presentation

On Saturday, October 21st I had the pleasure of speaking to members of the Fontaine Maury Society at the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall.  The Fontaine-Maury Society's annual meeting was held in Franklin, Tennessee this year and I was invited to give a lunchtime presentation to them about my work and how their interest in genealogy could be useful to African American families.  It was a privilege to be invited and I am grateful to Chip Hooper for  thinking of me and extending the invitation.  I wanted to make the presentation that I used more publicly available in case the Society members wanted to refer to it or share it with those who couldn't attend, so I am posting it here.  I'm also posting below the resources that I shared in the handout at the program.  

If the presentation doesn't work, you can try this link -

· My Flickr account

· African American Heritage Society Facebook Page -

· Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage

· Reclaiming Kin Website – and blog post of special relevance

· Slave Name Roll Project blog  #FreeTheNames

  • Video “Documenting the Enslaved”

· National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC)

· African American Civil War Museum and Monument (Washington, DC)

· Video regarding the USCT Monument (Nashville National Cemetery)

· Nashville Public Television program regarding African American legislators during Reconstruction period

· First Black Statesmen: Tennessee’s Self-Made Men

· PBS Television Series: The African Americans – Many Rivers to Cross -