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About cmb12

Char McCargo-Bah is the owner/founder of FindingthingsforU, LLC. She is a professional genealogist, researcher consultant, lecturer, teacher and author coach.

Working at the U.S. Navy Torpedo Plant

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on, “Working at the U.S. Navy Torpedo Plant,” dated November 28, 2018. The U. S. Navy Torpedo Plant was an integrated work environment during the world wars. In 1920, many African Americans … Continue reading

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Announcing “The Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom Book Pre Orders

First, I want to thank all of the descendants for giving me the opportunity to research and connect their family to the Freedmen’s Cemetery. I truly feel that their ancestors have made me a part of their family. The book … Continue reading

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Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom’s Newsletter

Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom’s Newsletter I am glad to announce that my new book will be out between late December and January of 2019. My book “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom” has been in the … Continue reading

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‘A Mother Salutes Her Veterans Sons’

Behind the scene of the Alexandria Gazette’s story on Charlene Taylor-Napper dated October 24, 2018. Mrs. Charlene Taylor-Napper had three sons, Charles ‘Buddie’ R. Napper, Leonard “Lenny” Lee Napper and Erich Dwayne Napper. Only one son is living, Erich. Buddie married … Continue reading

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