Freedmen’s Bureau Papers at Suffolk University

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Professor Robert Bellinger and librarian Sarah Griffis examine projection of Freedmen's Bureau document. https://www.suffolk.edu/news/77671.php Suffolk students and historians have convenient access to the Freedmen’s Bureau papers now that the University’s Sawyer Library is home to a complete microfilm copy of the letters, marriage and hospital registers, census lists, and other documents that together tell the story of American people freed after the Civil War. The Mildred F. Sawyer Library is making the National Archives and Records Administration’s Freedmen’s Bureau collection available in partnership with the New England chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Records’ relevance today “These records will teach our students about a very important era in public history and provide historical background to issues such as the ongoing discussion of memorials and monuments of the Civil War,” said Suffolk History Professor Robert…
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Trailblazers in Our Midst – AAHGS-NE Video

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Episode 1 of the video series, "Trailblazers in Our Midst," features the AAHGS-NE Chapter.  The video is produced by the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington, MA. www.abclex.org/2018/03/07/trailblazers-in-our-midst-now-available/
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Thanks to All for an Incredible 20th Anniversary Celebration!

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Thanks to All for an Incredible 20th Anniversary Celebration! I am absolutely thrilled that we had such a wonderful time together on Saturday, March 18th at the Burlington Marriott in celebration of the 20thAnniversary of the New England Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. Thanks to our speakers, sponsors, donors, advertisers, exhibitors, re-enactors, attendees, the Anniversary Committee and hotel staff for such a great day! It couldn’t have been any better than… Bob Bellinger’s djembe drums calling us to order. Stacie Clayton leading us in song. Christopher Child’s engaging presentation on DNA. Beverly Morgan-Welch’s overview and highlights of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Interacting with Shirley Carter, the re-enactor of Liza Rich, a laundress from Worcester, and with Charles Price, the Lexington Minuteman re-enactor of…
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