Born a Slave: Rediscovering Arthur Jackson's African American Heritage

David W. Jackson
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Using his book by the same title as a guide, family historian and preservationist David W. Jackson inspires genealogists to embark on a quest to rediscover their ancestors of African descent. Jackson reveals his forty year quest culminating in a research breakthrough of a mysterious black ancestor, his great great grandfather Arthur Jackson, who was born a slave. Jackson's family has identified as Caucasian for four generations not knowing this hidden family secret.

Fri, October 1 2021: 18:00 UTC

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David W. Jackson began genealogy in 1980 at age 11. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Historic Preservation from Southeast Missouri State University. He enjoyed a 20+year career as a local historian and archivist for nonprofit historical o
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