I married a Ripley, TN native and fell in love with the area. As I began doing genealogy I became even more interested in the families of Ripley, TN. I will use this site to post information that I find regarding African Americans from Ripley, TN and the surrounding areas.
The focus behind this blog is to collect and share information regarding African American life in West Tennessee. While visiting the local library I noticed that there were not many sources on African American life, so this blog is an effort to fill that void. African Americans have contributed greatly to the rich history of West Tennessee since its beginnings and its time to share their stories with the world.
I hope that you will join me on my journey to uncover stories that have long been forgotten.