Mr. Reuben Sims is the only documented lynching victim in Baldwin County, Alabama between 1877 to 1950.
Since he was the “only one” I wanted to try to find out a little more about the circumstances surrounding his lynching. Mr. Reuben Sims’ lynching made it in to newspapers across the country.
Fri, May 13, 1904 – Page 2 · The Atmore Record (Atmore, Alabama) · Newspapers.com
Sun, Aug 28, 1904 – 15 · The Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama) · Newspapers.com
Thu, Nov 3, 1904 – 3 · The Baldwin Times (Bay Minette, Alabama) · Newspapers.com
Tags: african american, alabama, baldwin county alabama, family history, family history month, family research, GENEALOGY, lynching, lynching mob, murder, Reuben Sims
Season 5 of Finding Your Roots premieres tomorrow January 8th. Check out the preview below.
Picture from grandmaideas.com
Oral History: A collection of family stories told by a member of the family or by a close family friend. You can transcribe an oral history onto paper, or video or tape-record it. Oral histories often yield stories and information you won’t find written in records. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)
Salt Lake City here we come! I will be in Salt Lake City with the amazingly talented BlackProGen LIVE members. This will be my first time attending and I am really excited, I will be sure to take pictures and post them on the blog.
Checkout the latest episode of BlackProGen Live!
Be sure to watch webisode 35 Tuesday, June 20th: People of color communities thrive on social and community interaction. Learn about the history of religious, fraternal, and benevolent groups and how they can add to you already existing genealogy and family history research.
Episode 30 of BlackProGen LIVE tonight!
The broadcast will take place:
9pm Eastern (New York)
8pm Central (Chicago)
7pm Mountain (Denver, Salt Lake City)
6pm Pacific (Los Angeles)
Checkout the lovely Nicka Smith discuss Five Lies about African American Genealogy and Family History Research.
While I was in Georgia my uncle told me my Great Grandfather Dock Waker was a deacon at the Magnolia Baptist Church, now known as the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, my grandmother Clittee Christian Walker also played the piano there. I am hoping before I had back on the road to head home I can look at some of the old church records to validate the oral history. I’ll keep you posted, in the meantime check out this little video I made on my way to visit Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.