‘Family Tree’ exhibit traces Cape May’s earliest black families

Southern Cape May County was once a haven for fugitive slaves, freed slaves and free-born blacks who came here for the same reason as white settlers: They wanted a place of their own. The blacks owned land here, farmed, fished, operated businesses and built their own churches and schools. Read More … [Read more...]

A black and white connection through common ancestry

After years of exchanging e-mails and long-distance phone calls, Norman J. Landerman-Moore and Ann Moore Black met face-to-face for the Western Region African American Conference held at the Bellevue South Stake Center building. The two are distant cousins, related through a common great-great-grandfather, Caleb Moore, of Ten-Mile, Meigs County, Tenn. Read More … [Read more...]