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Willis M. Carter's Family History

A Sketch of my life and our family record

This is the title page of a twenty-two-page family history and personal narrative written by Willis M. Carter circa 1894. Born into slavery in Virginia, Carter worked as an educator and newspaper editor late in the nineteenth century.

Original Author: Willis M. Carter

Created: ca. 1894

Medium: Journal page

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

Preface to Willis M. Carter's Family History

In the preface to his twenty-two-page family history and personal narrative, Willis M. Carter states his intention "to record the most particular incidents and other subject matter relative to our family." Born into slavery in Virginia, Carter worked as an educator and newspaper editor late in the nineteenth century.

Original Author: Willis M. Carter

Created: ca. 1894

Medium: Journal page

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

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  • A Sketch of my life and our family record

    This is the title page of a twenty-two-page family history and personal narrative written by Willis M. Carter circa 1894. Born into slavery in Virginia, Carter worked as an educator and newspaper editor late in the nineteenth century.

    Original Author: Willis M. Carter

    Created: ca. 1894

    Medium: Journal page

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia

  • Preface to Willis M. Carter's Family History

    In the preface to his twenty-two-page family history and personal narrative, Willis M. Carter states his intention "to record the most particular incidents and other subject matter relative to our family." Born into slavery in Virginia, Carter worked as an educator and newspaper editor late in the nineteenth century.

    Original Author: Willis M. Carter

    Created: ca. 1894

    Medium: Journal page

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia