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Burrell Billingslea retired in 2009 after an auspicious 29 year career with Fulton County Government where he served as the Director of the Office of the Office of Workforce Development for 15 of those years as an exemplary administrator
As the Director of the Office of Workforce Development in the Human Services Department, he supervised two hundred professionals with a budget of over $7,000,000. He administered direct employment…Continue
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Click here to read the story of imprisoned battered women
*CHICAGO, IL — In his 1925 essay “The Negro Digs Up His Past,” scholar and bibliophile Arthur Schomburg argued that, black “history has become less a matter of argument and more a matter of record. [Amongst African Americans,] there is the definite ...
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Taking advantage of social media makeovers
Jan 3, 2012 - SouthCoastToday.com
Three of the major social media sites introduced or rolled out makeovers of their platform this month. Facebook has made its "Timeline" feature available to everyone (on…
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Rethinking Race In America - KUOW
Rethinking Race In America
Steve Scher 12/29/2011 at 10:00 a.m.
We listen back today to three conversations we had this year about race in America. Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.…Continue
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Was reading the AfriGeneas forums and found this special compliment from Cynthia to Bernice and wanted to share some of what others think.
AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Re: The real Bagger Vance Pictures
Added by VKN on December 22, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments
Research at the National Archives and Beyond! blogtalkradio
Thursday- December 22 at 9 pm est.
From the Slums of Soweto to the Success in America
Join Host Bernice Bennett and special guest Doctor Arthur Mcunu as he shares his amazing true story of Struggle, Preserverance, Faith,…
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*When Reality Hit!
Finding My Enslaved Ancestors…
*This brief was published in the HOMPLACE - Fall/Winter 2011- Volume VI, Number 2
A Newsletter for the Old Edgefield District African American Genealogy Society…Continue
Post your family and community events to the calendar to keep us all informed.
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Have you listened to BBennett & her blogtalkradioshow
"Research at the National Archives and Beyond!"
In my seventh-grade year, my school took a bus trip from our native Baltimore to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the sanctified epicenter of American tragedy. It was the mid-’80s, when educators in our inner cities, confronted by the onslaught of crack, Saturday Night Specials, and teen pregnancy, were calling on all…Continue
By The Admin on December 2, 2011
A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an…Continue
Take a look Edie.
I will just bet you will find connects.
Did you see the Meharry Catalogue?
Having fun discovering the Historic map sites in the AAH Project.
I will try and insert some of the fun ones.…Continue
So, I need help writing this blog. The information I plan to write is extremely long and detailed. Through my family research I've uncovered many slave owners "Estate wills" of my family, as well as a host of other slave descendants from the the area of Richmond, Charlottesville, Lovingston, Massies Mill and Lynchburg. The slave owners as well as their inlaws. -- If you google "Robert Carter" the 3rd, born 1726, for example you'll see that this "Carter" set all 500 of his slaves free in…Continue
....and only a test.
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'Back When We Were Negroes’
By Charles E. Richardson
Posted on Sun, Jul. 31, 2011 in the Macon Telegraph
There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me -- African-American or Black or Afro-American -- were almost unheard of.
I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit.…Continue
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