ancestry

Commentary
4:40 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Some Family Roots are Never Found

African Americans struggle to identify their ancestors because slavery fractured hundreds of thousands of families.
Credit Missouri Digital History

Unlocking a family's historical lineage is especially difficult for African American.

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Commentary
11:34 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Retelling the Old to Grow the Future

Sisters Betty Jeffers (left) and Jackie Jeffers Gant (right) skillfully weave tales about their family's history.
Credit StoryLine / StoryLine

Sisters Jackie Jeffers Gant and Betty Jeffers live in Winston-Salem. They are preserving the stories of their ancestry and in this way giving future generations a sense of their family’s strength and courage.

In this segment of StoryLine, the Jeffers sisters describe their grandparents, Betty Lawson and Lee Jeffers. Betty was a strong woman who freely expressed her opinions. Lee was a landowner who believed in education.

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