Wednesday, September 11, 2019

GenFriends: Ric Murphy ~ 1619 Project

Genealogist and author Ric Murphy joins the panel to discuss the 1619 Project commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship arriving in Virginia. 
These "20 and odd" souls were the first Africans brought to America from Angola.
Their story is fascinating and should be remembered and told.
Watch as Ric, Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphey and I learn more about this group of people who helped build our country and have been left out of the history books.
The 1619 project seeks to have them honored for their contributions and connect to their descendants.

For more information on the project, please visit:
Project 1619, Inc. (Facebook Page)
The Free Negro in Virginia, 1619-1865
400 Years of African- American History Commission
400 Years of African- American History Act
The 1619 Project | American Black Journal Clip 9/8/19

From Kathryn Knight Hall: Author, Historian, and Genealogist who been working with Project 1619 for the last 13 years researching and documenting the first Africans. She has written 5 books on them and has documented the family lines.  Kathryn is currently the AAHGS Library chair for 1619 Commemoration.

Stay tuned to the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society for more on the project and plans for the future!

How did the story of the "20 and Odd" touch you? Please share your thoughts!
Are you a descendant? We'd love to hear from you!

Links to our panelists:
Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful discovery! You should probably contact Shelley Murphey, aka Family Tree Girl since she is a Goins descendabt. The link to her website is in the post! Keep me updated!!