A RESEARCH TRIP WALKING IN MY ANCESTORS FOOTPRINTS JUNE 8-18, 2010 DECEMBER 17, 2010

by Yvette Porter Moore

Pictures by Vanessa Moore

THINGS TO DO TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH TRIP
o Research the city & county you are visiting (Local History) o Find out where the local Library is located and any repositories in the area. o Research people that are well-known that came from the same town. o Map out where the county records offices are in the area o Look up people, schools, well known businesses that are related to your research. o Set up interviews and visits with people you researched ahead of time o Be inquisitive at all times o Take detailed notes and bring a tape recorder & camera

´What we are told as children is that people when they walk on the land leave their breath wherever they go. So wherever we walk, that particular spot on the earth never forgets us, and when we go back to these places, we know that the people who have lived there are in some way still there, and that we can actually partake of their breath and of their spirit.µ
Rina Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK
DECEMBER 17, 2010

Found the same quote in NY as previous slide. I knew the ancestors were with me.

BETTY MAE PETERS
NOV 17, 1926-JAN 5, 2004
My mother was born & raised in Harlem, NY (Sugarhill)

My grandparents arrived in Harlem in the 1920¶s.

Charles Irving Peters

Agnes Cully Peters

Feb 8, 1897-Dec 1980

May 8, 1900- Jan 10, 1965

Research done prior to going to New York.

HISTORY OF HARLEM & HARLEM RENAISSANCE

SUGAR HILL BED & BREAKFAST

My daughter was the photographer so she was in very little photos. That¶s her walking to our brownstone.

This is where we stayed.

Sugar Hill Looking down over Jackie Robinson Park

My Aunt Hannah in the 1920¶s on Edgecombe Avenue. Look at the fence and bench. I went to the same area.

Pictures of Apt Lobby on Edgecombe Ave.

My grandparents lived in this Apartment building.

My mom graduated from this High School.

WELL KNOWN PEOPLE THAT WENT TO GEORGE WASHINGTON H.S. ‡Harry Belafonte ‡Alan Greenspan ‡Faith Ringgold ‡Henry Kissinger

Visiting the H.S. Under repairs.

Picture I got from the school library at Washington H.S.

My Mother as Best Natured

My mom Betty M. Peters

515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801 (212) 491-2200 Where I did some research.

My grandmother Agnes with Marian Anderson. She was her fashion designer for twenty years.

Hotel Theresa

George, Elevator Operator

Inside of the Town Hall Auditorium

MY MOTHERS CHURCH

St. James Presbyterian Church

CHRISTINE GILLIARD CULLEY

CHRISTINE CULLEYS APT SINCE 1930

Found out she died 7 months before I arrived.

CHRISTINE CULLEYS PAINTINGS- PROFESSOR OF ART @ NYU FATHER WAS WENDELL PHILLIPS CULLEY-TRUMPET PLAYER W/ COUNT BASIE, LIONEL HAMPTON, CAB CALLOWAY, AND PLAYED ON OVER 200 RECORDINGS.

Karen Gropper

She was awesome in telling me more about my cousin Christine.

40 ST. NICHOLAS PLACE MS. KATHLEEN WALLACE

MARION ANDERSON

A Tailor in Harlem and teaches Sewing

Visiting the UN in New York. This was the day I was going to meet one of my mother¶s best friends at her Apt at the United Nations Plaza (Dolores D. Wharton)

DRS. CLIFTON AND DOLORES WHARTON

BETTY MAE PETERS- 6 GRADE PUBLIC SCHOOL PS-186 CLASS PICTURE (1938)

FAITH RINGGOLDS 6TH GRADE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1942 FROM PS-186

Michele Wallace, daughter of Faith Ringgold speaking with Ellen Baxter, Broadway Housing¶s Founder and Executive Director

Photo¶s by Stacy Butler

Michele Wallace, Me & Barbara Wallace Faith Ringgold¶s daughters

³Leveling the playing field´ for New York¶s poorest children and families

Rendering of the Sugar Hill Development

Was to be a museum named after her but something happened. Sad but true.

Old PS-186

145th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway

PS 186

PUBLIC SCHOOL 186

FAITH RINGGOLD

FOR THE WOMENS HOUSE

1971

Faith Ringgold with her daughters Barbara and Michele Wallace.

Faith¶s mother

ZARA FRANCES CULLY BROWN

My Great Aunt, Moved to Los Angeles and her sister Agnes and my mother Betty followed.

To Write a book: The Cully Family: An African American Legacy. ³Moving On Up!´ Check me out at www.thecullyfamily.com

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