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Plumbing the Legacy of Slave Ownership

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Plumbing the Legacy of Slave Ownership

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Plumbing the Legacy of Slave Ownership

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Rev. Al Sharpton recently discovered that some of his ancestors were owned by relatives of Sen. Strom Thurmond. Like Sharpton, other black Americans have been able to trace information about slavery connections in their family trees.