Faith • Love • Unity • Endurance
Sharing our family history to amplify the Black experience in America.
IN THE SPIRIT OF HEALING
We first wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to the Edwards, Mississippi region. We acknowledge and honor the Natchez and Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) Tribes, the original people of the land upon which the Mace Family created its foundation.
We are the direct descendants of George Mace Jr. and Queen Esther (Lowe) Mace of Hinds County, Mississippi. This large family began when a young pregnant woman, Harriett arrived in Edwards, Hinds County, Mississippi from Kentucky to work for the Montgomery family. She birthed her son, George Mace Sr. just a few years before the Civil War. George Mace Sr. was the father of George Mace Jr. and set the tone for many of his family members to be farmers, landowners, educators and entrepreneurs. While many descendants remained in Mississippi, many migrated to Louisiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Ohio, Milwaukee, California, Portland, Maryland, etc.
Through this project we have created a living vessel of our family’s history that will serve later generations in search of their past and their place in American History. It is our turn to control our narratives and give life to our forgotten ancestors. We hope our story makes you think and wonder and ask new questions and most of all, we hope you are inspired to tell us yours.
"AMER'ICAN, n. - A native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans; but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America."
-1828 Webster Dictionary
THE DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE MACE JR.
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