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African Heritage in the Low Country " entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida, home to the rich Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage."

Africans In the Low Country details the history of African-Americans and their arrival and history in the Low Country along the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Presented by the National Parks Service

Black/African-American Genealogy Websites contains over seventy genealogy websites and their links useful for searching African-American family histories.

In Those Days : African-American Life Near the Savannah is a website with oral histories from elderly African-Americans in Elbert County, Georgia, and Abbeville County., South Carolina. Sponsored by the National Parks Services.

King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Researchs, collects, interprets and presents African-American history and culture through exhibits, art, films, lectures, oral history, tours and publication.

W.W. Law Foundation exists for the sole purpose of supporting the continuation of the work of Savannah civil rights activist, W.W. Law. The Foundation supports the operation of the W.W. Law Research and Preservation Center.

Tubmann African-American Museum Visit this museum in Macon, Georgia with exhibits dedicated in honor of Harriet Tubman.

A Work In Progress From the Savannah Morning News website, a chronological history of African- American politicians in Chatham and surrounding counties. Published 2/17/2007.


Africana Heritage Project Sponsored by the University of South Florida, provides African- American genealogy and history resources and databases.

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database "has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history."