The Moses Williams Project in the news: San Diego Free Press

Donya Williams, the four-times great-granddaughter of a man named Moses Williams, asked me if I would…

A peculiar inheritance: slavery and the case for reparations in the US

The draft journal paper below was produced in answer to a general call for papers on…

1667: The year America was divided by race

Genealogical research has sent me down an American history rabbit hole once again. I don’t mind.…

My first African ancestor discovered

When it comes to African American genealogy, finding an African ancestor seems like a pipe-dream. It’s…

A fascinating color-coded map of Africa’s diversity

Harvard University has created an interactive map which illustrates the ethnic diversity within the African continent. The…

The true value of the NAACP’s archive – is it just for historians? What about family historians and educators as well?

One of the national archives I would love to delve into online belongs to the NAACP.…