Proposal Title

A Selected Review of our Black Ancestors from "The Free State of Jones"

Location

Walsh A

Proposal Track

Research Project

Session Format

Presentation

Abstract

With the release of the movie entitled "The Free State of Jones," the potential for research and discussion on the Civil War's aftermath and the unique story of resistance to slavery and "Jim Crow" in our nation may have a rebirth. Moreover, the story of Black families who emerged from the community and maintained family property through several generations should be explored.

This emerging research will provide a contextual framework of ongoing family research that will be presented through the voices of a father, son and daughter from the expanded historical and genealogical preliminary findings developed through family history and primary research of genealogical records. The paper's methodology will provide a glimpse into the research barriers that face African Americans with roots in the South in their efforts to trace family lineage through the U.S. Census. However, the presentation will provide a developing methodological design from the lens of Educational History, anthropology and law.

Keywords

African American Ancestry in the South, Black Family, History, Free State of Jones

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A Selected Review of our Black Ancestors from "The Free State of Jones"

Walsh A

With the release of the movie entitled "The Free State of Jones," the potential for research and discussion on the Civil War's aftermath and the unique story of resistance to slavery and "Jim Crow" in our nation may have a rebirth. Moreover, the story of Black families who emerged from the community and maintained family property through several generations should be explored.

This emerging research will provide a contextual framework of ongoing family research that will be presented through the voices of a father, son and daughter from the expanded historical and genealogical preliminary findings developed through family history and primary research of genealogical records. The paper's methodology will provide a glimpse into the research barriers that face African Americans with roots in the South in their efforts to trace family lineage through the U.S. Census. However, the presentation will provide a developing methodological design from the lens of Educational History, anthropology and law.