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‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass' Speech | NPR

In the summer of 2020, the U.S. commemorated Independence Day amid nationwide protests for racial justice and systemic reforms in the wake of George Floyd’s ...

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Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on July 18, 2022 at 8:04

It is indeed, William... in more ways than one!

Comment by William Douglas on July 6, 2022 at 10:11
Very timely contribution!
I am back again in the West Indies (well, not really) updating the entries on Douglases who were enslaved, plantation owners, officials or others connected with the West Indies.
The page Douglases with West Indies Connections has become rather unwieldy as I continue to add data.
It needs some tender care. Oh Dear! Another item for the To Do list.
http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Lists/WestIndianDouglases.htm

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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