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Speaker to discuss lineage society for descendants of enslaved individuals

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will hold a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting will feature a talk by historian/author Ric Murphy about the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, a lineage society for descendants of individuals enslaved in English colonial America and the United States of America from 1619 to 1865.

The organization is dedicated to the memory, education and historic preservation of the artifacts and landmarks of slavery in the U.S. and slavery’s economic, psychological, and cultural impact on today’s society.

It promotes the connection of descendants of enslaved people of African descent to their ancestors through genealogy research. The group also proclaims, through education, the role played by Africans forcibly brought to the United States in creating the nation, and collects, protects and preserves the materials necessary for a complete history of slavery.

Murphy’s talk will focus ...

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