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Roots Detective

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After time with the Army medical corps, banking, and Winston-Salem's Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, a chance encounter created in genealogist Mel White a passion for tracing African American family trees. He gathered data on Happy Hill, an historically African American residential section near Old Salem. This led to a major exhibit, “Across the Creek from Salem: The Story of Happy Hill, 1816-1952,” in The Gallery at Old Salem. In 2005, White left his job at Old Salem to pursue his in interest in African American genealogy. To date, he has built a database containing over 20,000 names.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 10, Mar 2006, p98-100, 102, il, por