Register for Friday's African Diaspora Series webinar - Born a Slave: Rediscovering Arthur Jackson's African American Heritage by David W. Jackson
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.
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About the presenter
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 organizations (including Unity Archives at Unity School of Christianity’s World Headquarters and Jackson County (Mo.) Historical Society). And, since 1996, he has been director of The Orderly Pack Rat (orderlypackrat.com), an independent research, consulting and publishing house.
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The webinar will be live on Friday, October 1, 2021 at: