Conference & Awards Banquet
Reaching Back to Move Forward:
Connecting To Our Enslaved Ancestors
The conference was held on May 20, 2017. We were very please with the number of presenters, attendees, and charter members who were present.
We uplifted and honored our enslaved and freed ancestors and presenters gave us information to further our research and learn about the history of slavery in this country. We had great conversations, we networked, and we celebrated the work done by our community to foster a greater understanding of the lives of our ancestors and the contributions they made.
We have special commemorative booklets available. For only $15, you can purchase a full color 81/2 x 11 booklet with saddle-stitch binding. Professional quality. It contains pages and information not in the original booklet available at the conference. It also has pictures taken by our official photographer.
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Note: Rider University is not affiliated with SDUSMP.
To help millions of African Americans trace their families through the era of slavery, the Freedmen’s Bureau Project was created as a set of partnerships between FamilySearch International and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), and the California African American Museum. Tens of thousands of volunteers are needed to make these records searchable online. No specific time commitment is required, and anyone may participate. See http://www.discoverfreedmen.org/ for more information.
Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) is a lineage society that is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the memory, education, and historic preservation of the artifacts and landmarks of slavery in the United States and its economic, psychological, and cultural impact on today's society.