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Afro-American Genealogical Research:
Introduction



Neither the vast power of slavery nor its legacy of racism could quench the thirst for freedom or the struggle of black families for knowledge of their history . . . . Thus genealogy and history, in the passing of family ancestries and histories from one generation to the next (most often by word of mouth) have been a central concern of black Americans throughout their existence.

Charles L. Blockson, Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide

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