Negro History Bulletin

A quarterly scholarly journal published by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), devoted to research in black history. Continued by Black History Bulletin.

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, October-December

Black Tree, White Roots: White Tree, Black Roots: The Descendants of Two Brothers
Growing up, all of my extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncle, and cousins) lived in distant cities. As happens in many families we rarely saw them unless significant events -- usually a death or marriage -- brought the family together. I can...
Genealogical Research in Manuscript Repositories
The kinds of repositories which are likely to contain records for genealogical research and family histories can be divided into four broad groups: research centers; 1. Academic, public and special libraries and 2. State, municipal and county...
Genealogy Notes: The Southern Claims Commission, a Source for African American Roots
"My name is John Monroe. I was born in Liberty County (Georgia). I was a slave but purchased my freedom of my master two years before the war closed. I paid $4200.00 for myself and my wife. I don't know how old I am, but I think about 36 years old....
The Ex-Slave Pension Movement: Some Historical and Genealogical Notes
When America moved from a society with slaves to a society based on slavery, human life descended to its lowest depth. Slavery emerged as a strict dehumanization process for Africans and contaminated the humanity of Europeans who migrated to the new...
Visual History and African American Families of the Nineteen Century
When photography was introduced to the world in 1839, it revolutionized the way in which Americans perceived themselves and how they would be perceived by others. Originally, the process of making photographs was only made known to artists and scientists....
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