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For more than 10,000 years, men and women have lived in the Red Hills of Florida - leaving their footprints in sand and clay. Native Americans, adventurers, planters, Old World immigrants, slaves and free black men have lived here - each society leaving faint traces for their descendants to discover. 


History is recorded in many ways - documents yellowed wit hage, ancient maps, photographs, and accounts passed on from one generation to the next. Perhaps no history is as fascinating as the memories of those who lived it. This booklet related some of the many oral histories that have been preserved by the John G. Riley Center & Museum for African American History and Culture in Tallahassee, FL. 

In Their Own Words: African American Oral Histories Leon County, FL

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