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The Red River Sankofa Project seeks to research, document and preserve under-reported African American burial grounds in NW Louisiana and NE Texas. The area of focus, a rather remote, but bountiful region along the upper Red River of Louisiana and along the Texas Louisiana border provides a plethora of forgotten, historical content regarding the contributions of African Americans who originally settled the area. We are also extremely interested in genealogical ties to this place and have been collecting and publishing data some find useful for family research.

THE ADGER STORY
This site is dedicated to the late husband, JOHN HAMPTON ADGER JR., of Lucie Barton Adger. He was the last male of his branch of the tree. He was a proud example of his ancestors, a truly honorable man. His three daughters are keeping his name alive by hyphenating their last names and his two grandsons' names are, Jacob Hampton Adger Ramsey and Daniel Barton Adger Ramsey. He and Lucie lived and loved and danced together for 43 years.

The History News Service
Founded in 1996, the History News Service (HNS) is an informal syndicate of professional historians who seek to improve the public's understanding of current events by setting these events in their historical contexts. HNS carries out its work in three ways: by providing "op-ed" articles to the press, by putting reporters and editors in contact with historians, and by trying to improve links between the journalism and historical professions.

H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online
H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Our edited lists and web sites publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public. The computing heart of H-Net resides at MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University, but H-Net officers, editors and subscribers come from all over the globe.

The Modern History Sourcebook
The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures. Although this part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project began as a way to access texts that were already available on the Internet, it now contains hundreds of texts made available locally.

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.

Preparing, Protecting, Preserving your Family Treasures
This website provides simple instructions, as well as links to more comprehensive information for Preparing, Protecting, Preserving many types of family treasures. Using this information, you will have the means to prepare ahead of time, to protect everyday, and if need be to preserve your family treasures after a disaster. Preparing, Protecting, Preserving Family Treasures has been created through generous support from the American Library Association (ALA) Carnegie-Whitney Award and from the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate.

U. S. National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom
The Digital Classroom is the National Archives' gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students.