Book Discussion on Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color
Anita Wills talked about her book Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color: Four Hundred Years of an American Families History,… read more
Anita Wills talked about her book Notes And Documents of Free Persons of Color: Four Hundred Years of an American Families History, published by Lulu Press. In her book she chronicles the life of an African-American family who were designated as Free Persons of Color, or "fpc", by the Fredericksburg Free Negro Registry in Colonial Virginia. Following her presentation she responds to questions from members of the audience.
The book began as a family history project, but grew to contain historical documents, military rosters, transcriptions of deeds, and more as it details Virginia’s Creole population while documenting the history of members of this group over a twenty-year period. The author took a Family Tree DNA test, and traced her lines back 45,000 years through Europe and to North Africa. close
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