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Family Ties that Bind November 2021

Giving Thanks for our Heritage

ByAnn Wead KimbroughMark S. Owen

Did you know that despite the numerous reports to the contrary, former African American slaves cared so deeply about their families remaining together that our ancestors searched for decades to find those separated from them? The horrific sales of individual slaves on blocks where husbands and wives, sisters and brothers and other relatives saw each other for the last time. That is until former slaves began to place editorials and advertisements in newspapers across the nation. Thankfully, there are published accounts of slave family reunion stories found in the more than 3,500 Black newspapers. To our delight, and we are sure it will be the same for you, there are tremendous love stories that emerge from the rubble of lost couples in our research. On the topic of love stories, learn about an elite man who courted and married a former slave. They were of different races, and their 13-year marriage yielded five children worth remembering more about. Educational, political, social, and governmental structures protected and exposed the interracial couple's life long after the husband's death. It involves the measurement of one’s race based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s designations of one-quarter and one-eighth Black persons.

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Publication Date
Oct 30, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781794875791
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Ann Wead Kimbrough, By (author): Mark S. Owen

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EPUB

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