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African Origins website has been launched!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the African Origins website.  Please be sure to peruse the site and let us know what you think.  Thanks!

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Interview about African Origins

David Eltis and Nafees Khan of African Origins were recently interviewed about the project by The Village Celebration.

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Images of Slave Registers

Here are some pictures of logbooks showing African names from International Court registers created in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Havana, Cuba  between 1819 and 1845.  The registers were kept as a formal record of emancipation that helped protect the individual from … Continue reading

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Hello and Thank You

Thank you so very much for interest in the African Origins Project and website (  This project will not be possible without the awareness and contributions of you.  Collectively your knowledge will help shed light on some of the individuals … Continue reading

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