AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
I am a historian at The University of Southern Mississippi. I am conducting research on Sylvester Magee, a resident of Hattiesburg and Columbia, Miss., who achieved some fame in the 1960s and 1970s as the last surving former slave in the United States. To date, almost all of my research comes from the journalists and amateur historians who interviewed in the 1960s. I would very interested, and grateful, to speak with his descendants. Thank you!