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Online Review: Black Families in colonial Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia

Before you Begin!

If you are not familiar with how to use our on-line tutorials, visit the Researching African American Families Introduction. The introduction is designed to help you navigate the tutorials and make sure you have all the necessary software to view the videos.

Research Begins at Home

On-line topics include: early free African-American Families, laws relating to African-Americans, and free African-American landowners.
Real Media Video Transparencies
Early Free African-American Families (4:02) An Act Concerning Negroes & other Slaves, 1664
An Act Concerning Negroes & other Slaves, 1681
An Act Concerning Negroes Slaves, 1692
Free African-American Landowners (2:28) None necessary to view video

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