This project would not be possible without community archives and organizations and subject matter experts. Our partners, listed below, are excellent resources if you’re looking to learn more about local Black history or your own ancestry.
AAHGS was founded in 1977 in Washington, DC by a small group of historians and genealogists, who felt a need to share resources and methodology for pursuing historical and genealogical research. For more than 43 years, our members have worked together to trace the historical ties that bind us one to another, mold the present, and shape the future.
The Contraband Historical Society is an organization of concerned citizens, whose mission is to research, preserve, and promote the history, legacy, and contributions of the formerly enslaved, who were considered “Contraband” of war.
New American History explores America’s past, harnessing the power of digital media, curiosity and inquiry. Its core projects are Bunk, a curated remix of contemporary online content, and American Panorama, an interactive digital atlas. We also partner with others who share our commitment to innovative public history. These allies include the podcast BackStory and the video documentary series The Future of America’s Past, as well as a growing network of educators working with us to adapt our resources for younger learners.
For the past twenty-five plus years members of Project 1619 Inc. have been the catalyst to change the narrative of the landing of the first enslaved Africans to arrive in the Virginia colony at Point Comfort, today’s Fort Monroe, in Hampton, VA.
The William Tucker 1624 Society conducts research into the life of William Tucker and that of his descendants. As we gain insight into the strength and resilience of the Africans who built and populated the United States of America, we document, preserve, and share their narratives.