Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage

Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage

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Honored to be a new member! I thank the perseverance of my 2nd great-gf Christoper Columbus Christmas [1827-1919] and his mother, "Yellow" Jenny. Thank you ever so to the Board of the SDUSMP for admittance. Looking forward to doing the work!
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Next week I'll be sharing information about Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage with those in the Bentonia area of Yazoo County, Mississippi during the 47th annual Bentonia Blues Festival. This Bluesin' for my Kin program is made possible largely in part from We Shall Overcome funding provided through the Highlander Research and Education Center. I cannot thank them enough for helping to actualize this community genealogical and kin reconnection initiative.

If you happen to be wondering why Yazoo County, Mississippi here is some information about slavery in that area as found on the online Mississippi Encyclopedia.

"By the late antebellum period, Yazoo County had become an agricultural powerhouse. In 1860 its population of 22,373 was the fifth highest in the state. Yazoo had more enslaved persons (16,716) than all but two other counties, and slaves accounted for three-quarters of the county’s total population. In 1860 the economic value of Yazoo farms was the highest of all Mississippi counties, in large part because of its cotton production and the value of its livestock."

The aftermath of once enslaved family sets continues to be seen and felt as individuals emerge hoping to reconstruct severed family ties through genealogy and genetic genealogy. We'll blues for our kin and rejoice as we slowly reconcile the names and stories of our ancestors during this collaborative community effort. All are invited and welcome to attend. I hope to see you there and please feel free to spread the word.
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I vowed to complete my membership application this year, and mailed it this morning!
Last night on Bernice's Blogtalk Show I claimed to the world that I would finish my membership this year!
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Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) is a lineage society that is dedicated to the memory on the enslaved Africans in the U.S.

Any person is eligible for membership in the National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) who is not less than eighteen years of age, and who is directly and lineally descendent from a man or woman who is of African-descent and was forced into slavery in the United States of America, including its colonial days, prior to the end of slavery as marked by the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, effective December 1865.

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Conference 2021 – Sons & daughters of the United States Middle Passage

Have you found your enslaved ancestor and want a forum to discuss your discovery? Are you a researcher who studies American Slavery? Are you a professional or hobby genealogist who knows how to identify enslaved ancestors? Have you found success in using DNA to find ancestors who lived during American Slavery?

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https://sdusmp.org/conference2021/

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Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre, a variation of the engraving by Paul Revere; John Bufford after William L. Champey, 1856 (National Archives)

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Crispus Attucks at the Boston Massacre, a variation of the engraving by Paul Revere; John Bufford after William L. Champey, 1856 (National Archives) African Americans threw themselves into the cause of the American Revolution with more enthusiasm and with more at stake than did many white colonists. But after the transformative moment of victory, Black fortunes would diverge dramatically in the North and the South. Historian Richard Bell explore...

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Trenton, NJ
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The objectives of the organization are Historical, Educational, Memorial, and Patriotic: • To promote the connection of descendants of the Forced American Heroes, the American slaves of African descent, to their ancestors through genealogy research; • To proclaim, through education, the role played by the Africans forcibly brought to United States in creating our great nation, including their patient endurance of the cruelties of American slavery, their extraordinarily strong will and spirit, and their connections to their descendants who have gone on to make our country even greater. We want to especially commemorate the connections to all black American soldiers; • To educate the nation and world about the contribution of the descendants of enslaved; • To cherish and to strengthen the family ties among the members of the SDUSMP; and • To collect and preserve the materials necessary for a complete history of slavery and to protect, preserve, and mark the places of the sacrifice of these men, women, and children, including historically significant sites such as churches, battle sites, gravesites, plantations, and museums.
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