"Each Individual Has a Story to Tell"

Darius Gray, a leading black Mormon genealogist, recently spoke at multiple locations in Tennessee, including the National Civil Rights Museum, about African-American genealogy and the importance of preserving and researching family histories. A recent article in the Jackson Sun covered one of the events.

Gray played an important role in assisting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in creating a database of records from Freedman's Bank, a bank created for emancipated slaves after the Civil War. The project made available a half a million names of former slaves for family history research. It was a major breakthrough in black family history research and was covered extensively in the media at the time

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