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Reply to "From Niggerhead to Negrohead to Ballard, a Mountain Finally Gets A Decent Name"

You'd be surprised at how many great stories there are about our ancestors, especially from that time period, just waiting to be discovered, ER.  I've got a great-great-great grandfather, born a slave in 1797 on a plantation, whose name appears in a voting record from the late 1860s.  When I think about a man who spent most of his life as a slave, living to vote in an election, I would kill to learn about his life, and what was going on in his community at that time.  There are surely innumerable inspiring stories about our ancestors from the late 1800s that will never be told.
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