Genealogy Studies Program

April 2024

Reclaiming History through Genealogy: How a BU Alumnus Restores the Legacies of Black Americans

While uncovering his family history, John Mills stumbled upon a truth that shook the foundation of his identity: many of his ancestors had been enslaved in the American South. Ned Mills – John Mills’s great-great-grandfather – grew up on a Georgia plantation and was given the family name by the man who enslaved him. This …

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