Genealogy Projects tagged with abolition on the Geni Family Tree

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  • United States Civil Rights Movement

    (1896–1954) The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all Americans. The movement has had a lasting impact on United States society, in its tactics, the increased social and legal acceptance of civil rights, and in its exposure of the prevalence and cost of racism. The American Civ...

  • John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

    in this project we honor these men and their families John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an attempt by white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by seizing a United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia in 1859. Twenty-one individuals joined him; of different backgrounds and occupations, rich, poor, black, white, some born free and others born into bondage; me...

  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society The American Colonization Society (ACS) (in full, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America), founded in 1816, was the primary vehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considered greater freedom in Africa. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 as a place for freedmen. Among its founders wer...

  • Starbuck / Coffin Family

    Scope of Project To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Starbuck , Coffin , Gardner and related families, from earlier origins to near modern times Overview The Starbuck and Coffin families were a group of whalers operating out of Nantucket, Massachusetts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Some members of the family gained wider exposure due ...