Thursday, July 16, 2015

Today, Google celebrates Ida B. Wells, who was amazing. (Check out Kate Beaton’s comics about her, too!)

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project is a cooperative effort to help African Americans discover their roots. You can volunteer to help index historical records.

Also, the Southwestern Christian Advocate has made a portion of their “Lost Friends” advertisements available online. These are (often heartbreaking) notices from 1879-1880, placed by people looking for relatives and friends who had been separated during the era of slavery.

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