This once in a lifetime, two-day event will be one for the Ages. On November 11th @ 10:00 AM, a representative of each family studied will learn about their family histories and possible connections in the community that they may have not known about prior to the start of this project. They will also learn about their ancestral DNA and which part of Africa, if at all, their family origins began.
On November 12th @ 11:00 AM, the families will stand in for their ancestors to reclaim the marriages that were denied two hundred years ago simply because of the color of their skin. The ceremonies will take place on the sacred ground of Maury Field (aka Stadium).
While the events are free, tickets are required. Follow this link to pick up your tickets today!
June 25, 2022 - DNA collection
The following family names were chosen for Fredericksburg, Virginia's genealogy research and DNA project. If you or someone you know is a descendant of the persons listed below, please contact us at: caagri2012 [at}gmail.com.
10 of Fredericksburg's oldest African American family surnames
(Betsy) (Lewis, Jackson)
Maria (Akers, Minor)
Simmons (Hailstalk, Evans, Grant)
Noel (Day, Hamm)
Henry and Kesiah Lucas
Chester Fort (Ford, LeFort)
Amini Dab (Booker, Jackson)
P.O. Box 41114
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404
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Patrcitipants will be in Fredericksburg at Walker-Grant Center o have their DNA collected! This historic event is free and open to the public (masks are required!).