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My 3rd Great Grandmother is Listed as Property in Jean Vavasseur's Estate.

An essay about the history and genealogy of Black Americans

How far removed are Black Americans from their enslaved ancestors? My fourth great-grandmother, Marie, was enslaved by Jean Pierre Gaspard Vavasseur (1778–1850), a French colonizer who left his…



Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Allison Wiltz

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Oprah Daily, Zora, GEN, Momentum, GEN, EIC Cultured, AfroSapiophile #WEOC Founder ☕️