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Category: African American history

African American history, Genealogy, Research, Uncategorized

Please welcome our good friend Toni Carrier back to the blog! She was gracious enough to do an interview with us earlier in the year, and we discussed her ongoing…

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African American history, Event, Uncategorized

Every year, this week at Drayton Hall proves to be especially exciting. This weekend, for the 29th year in a row, we’ll gather in the raised English basement to enjoy…

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African American history, Breaking News, Uncategorized

A few weeks back, Drayton Hall welcomed a group of distinguished guests onto our grounds and into the main house for a very exciting project- filming a segment for the…

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African American history, Breaking News, Event, Uncategorized

Drayton Hall is absolutely thrilled to be involved in the Jubilee Project, a collaborative and fascinating project that includes celebration, education and inquiry related to the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement  –…

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African American history, Archaeology, Research

On March 29th, I was delighted to welcome to Drayton Hall, for the first time, a group of delegates from Guinea, West Africa, and their guide, Dr. Ken Kelly, an…

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African American history, Education, Genealogy, Research

In African-American genealogical research, there is a term that describes the dearth of records associated with former slaves prior to 1870. Researchers call it the “1870 brick wall,” and for…

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