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Inspired by History, Powered by Excellence

Jonathan Burgess

Tags African Church, AME Church, burgess, Burgessfamily, Gold Rush, history

Inspired by History, Powered by Excellence


Burgess Family Freedom Pioneers Part 1-

Earl Silas

Tags Coloma, gold, Gold Rush, nelson bell, pioneers, slaves

Burgess Family Freedom Pioneers Part 1-
Elder Burgess , Rufus Burgess - Aka Nelson Bell born around the year 1790!

Freedom Pioneers: Program features the life and legacy of Rufus Burgess!

Freedom Pioneers: Program features the life and legacy of Rufus Burgess!
Get first hand accounts of the life of Rufus A Burgess who traveled to Coloma in 1850 with his slave master. The State of California and a host of others have kept this story hidden far too long.  #Tellthetruth