Juneteenth and WikiTree Black_Heritage Project

I’ve had the honor this year of researching a successful African American businessman. While I’m not able to share his name, I can share that I found him, his family, and the other people I “met” along the way to be fascinating.

During the research I found “African-American Business Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary” by John N. Ingham and Lynne B. Feldman published in 1994. This book hits on my combined interests in genealogy and careers. Since I thought it would be beneficial for other genealogists, I’ve started an index of the book that I’ll use to check whether there are matching profiles in WikiTree and whether the book is listed as a source. See my WikiTree US_Black_Heritage page.

I first learned about Juneteenth last year and have been wanted to do something to help tell the stories about african-american ancestors. Toward that end, I’ve joined the US_Black_Heritage project. I will use these biographies to guide my efforts.

REFERENCES
“African-American Business Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary” by John N. Ingham and Lynne B. Feldman published in 1994″ Google Books (https://www.google.com/books/edition/African_American_Business_Leaders/TTha3NavN-sC?hl=en : accessed 19 June 2021)

“Juneteenth” HAYSKA blog, 19 June 2020 (https://hayska.org/juneteenth : accessed 19 June 2021)

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