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Help Us Identify - Old Photographs of African Americans

UPublish story by Camilla Warren

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This is the photo that Inspired Old Photographs of African Americans - Unknown Faces in 2002.

For Black History Month, you may want to research your family history by going through your old photo albums to know who your ancestors were and what they may have looked like.

African American family members who know a great deal about their family genealogy, are true historians. As a AA researcher you will find that resources and documentation for African Americans are scarce due to the history being thrown away or destroyed. To preserve the history, there is information to collect, people to talk to, documents to order, and several avenues to take.

OPOAA's Avenue:

Is an attempt to share those Unknown Family Photographs with others, as well as its visitors photographs, in hopes to identify or reunite the photographs with family members that are featured on site; since 2002.

We all are accused of not putting the names and dates on the backs of our photographs, making it impossible to know who the subjects were, and when and where the photographs were taken, for future references.

At OPOAA you will find photographs submitted that may have come from an old photo albums, or have been found in attic boxes, under coffee tables, or in a family trunk. What ever the source, there are photographs with faces that no one can recognize.

OPOAA's Goal:

Make aware that sharing and talking about the history of those Old Family Photographs with our children and family members are important, so they may pass them on to their next generations, and family historians to preserve the history.

Many old photos of unknown Akron, Ohio residents can be viewed on, Old Photographs of African Americans-Unknown Faces.

Help Us Identify.

Happy Hunting!

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