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Special Thanks

We would like to thank the following individuals and institutions for their generosity in providing photographs, reproduction permission, and assistance: African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Albemarle County Historical Society; American Antiquarian Society; Lantz Balthazar; Shay Banks-Young; Josef Beery; Pearl Brown; Mary Ellen Butler; Cornell University Library: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections; Cumminsville Baptist Church; Stephen DeWindt; Olivia Dutcher; Jane Feldman; Clara Fisher; Betty Ann Fitch; the late Jane A. Floyd; Charles Fulton; Nathaniel Gibbs; Beverly Gray; Teresa Hampton; Patti Jo Harding; Peggy Harrison; Harvard University Archives; John Hewitt; Edna Jacques; Dr. John Q. T. King; DeAngelo McDaniel; Shallie Barrett Marshall; Mason County Museum, Maysville, Kentucky; Massachusetts Historical Society; Ann P. Medley; Dr. Mabel Middleton; Lillian Miles; Mrs. James C. Moyer; Museum of Wisconsin Art; Peggy Dammond Preacely; Diana Redman; Arneatha Roberts; the late Patricia Roberts; Richard Rose; Eva Slezak; Robert and Ronald Smith; Union Run Baptist Church; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Virginia Library; William Webb; West Virginia University Libraries; Julia J. Westerinen; Karen Hughes White; Mrs. James T. Wiley; William A. Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles; Phyllis Williams; Wisconsin Historical Society; Mrs. Brown Young.



Getting Word Staff

Dianne Swann-Wright: Project Historian and, from 1998 to 2005, Director of African-American and Special Programs at Monticello
Beverly Gray: Ohio historian and consultant to the project
Lucia Stanton: Project Director and Shannon Senior Historian at Monticello


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