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A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors

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Expert genealogists Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom approach the unique challenges to researching African American familial history in "A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors."
The book uses examples, illustrations and case studies to help anyone:
• Gather and preserve oral and social history;
• Research Census records, including the important 1870 Census;
• Use African American-specific sources, including the Freedmen's Bureau and Freedman's Bank records;
• Work with and evaluate county and federal records. . . .


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Digital Library Is Devoted to Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Digital Library, a comprehensive civil rights Web site and portal hosted by the University of Georgia, saw an enormous spike in the number of hits during the week of Jan. 19 when the nation celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. 
The library is at . . .


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Knott Street Boxers Continue Winning History

Knott Street Boxing Club has some promising contenders headed to the Golden Gloves competition. The club, located inside the Matt Dishman Community Center, provides afterschool calisthenics, weight-lifting and sparring for dozens of young people. Club contenders with their assistant coach Stanley Dunn, from front right to back left: Lorenzo Caldera, 13; Harvey Platero, 15; Darius Hill, 14; Corey Hill, 14; Narek Tifekchian, 15.

In the history of Oregon sports, the Knott Street Boxing Club is legendary. Once the most celebrated team of its kind in the nation, Knott Street boxers have been contenders on the national scene for almost 50 years.. . .


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Hope Defines Black Outlook at Dawn of 2009

Anticipating the new year, African Americans across L.A. say the Obama Age brings an optimism that many have never experienced before.
With unemployment rates skyrocketing, homes being lost in a spiraling housing market and daily cuts to social programs and services, it might seem there is much to fear at the beginning of 2009....


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Marches, Events Honor Civil Rights Hero, Struggle

The theme of this year's march is Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign, which he launched in 1968 to address issues of economic justice and demand economic aid to the poorest communities of the United States. This MLK Day will also be on the eve of the inauguration of a new U.S. president, a fitting time to remember Dr. King's work for Economic Human Rights....


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