African American Research

A Slave Inventory of Franklin Washington Cheney
The Federal Writers' Project was part of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration. Designed to provide work for unemployed writers, the project involved more than 300 writers in 24 states. These writers collected stories (oral histories) from more than 10,000 people from 1935 through 1942.

This link below is to an oral history taken from Melissa (Lowe) Barden, a native of Chattooga County, and a former slave of David Lowe: Slave Narrative of Melissa (Lowe) Bardon

Photograph of Melissa (Lowe) Barden

The USGenWeb African American Griots Project
Georgia Resources at The USGenWeb African American Griots Project
AfriGeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy
An AfriGeneas Library Article by David E. Paterson - Georgia's Slave Population in Legal Records - An Introduction to Courthouse Resources 
Tom Blake's slave data includes largest slave holders in 1860, and matching surnames in the 1870 Census for many southeastern counties.

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