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    Since 1998,  as I  researched my family’s history and folklore, I discovered friends and neighbors of theirs, some black, some white, whose lives were as noteworthy and compelling as those of my ancestors. I recorded their stories as history of the African villages they shared alongside my family’s genealogical records. I now know the resulting scrapbooks presented here, some genealogy, others history, are not separate; they are the same stories from different perspectives and locales of the hostile, repressive southern culture in which we all incubated. I regard these scrapbooks as a personal, select, few of many maliciously discarded African-American chapters of the South’s contrived, hypocritical, but “official”, history that was published for mainstream media and school textbooks solely to serve the interests of white supremacists. Browse the scrapbooks that interest you and alternately weep for joy and sorrow as I did when I learned  my family’s genealogy and my village histories that they did not want published.

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