The great thing about living near the DC are the FREE museums and I am really looking forward to the new Smithsonian's African-American history museum. "61 photographs by Moutoussamy-Ashe, the wife of the late tennis player Arthur Ashe. She documented Daufuskie Island between 1977 and 1981 and the Gullah/Geechee people who lived there". Article by BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press.
Here is great article by Kate Calautti in Vaninty Fair, "With 12 Years a Slave putting Solomon Northup’s story in the spotlight, Katie Calautti attempts to discover the fate of Patsey—and learns just how impossible it can be to find one woman when that woman was a slave" ..."Deducing from the general ages of the other slaves on Epps’s farm within Northup’s text, Patsey appears as the entry for a black female, aged 19, in Epps’s 1850 Slave Schedule. Using all these factors as a guide, it’s safe to estimate that she was born around 1830 in South Carolina."
I've been reaching my family tree for several years and hope to collect as much information as possible about Washington family and the history they made on then sea islands - James, Edisto, and more.