Guest Speaker

                                                Percy White III  
Born the son and grandson of former sharecroppers, Percy White III is a Historian and Genealogist whose work includes more than fifteen years of research in the field of African American History. He is the founder and developer of, an African American History and Genealogy website. Mr. White’s work includes driving to historical locations throughout the United States, conducting interviews, taking photos, and investigating events related to the history and culture of African Americans. He shares his findings with the public through his website and presentations.

Mr. White’s photos have been published in three books: Frederick Douglass: From Slavery to Statesman (Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes), Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad (Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes), and Women, Peace, and Welfare: A Suppressed History of Social Reform 1880-1920. Several of his photos were also included in a Lifetime Network documentary about actor and R&B recording artist Aaliyah Haughton. Mr. White’s audio recordings through Story Corps regarding his father’s work as a sharecropper were added to the digital collection of human voice interviews housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

In addition, Mr. White’s employment history includes 10 years of helping youth and adults improve their lives through employment readiness assistance and working 21 years as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Alexandria, Virginia. He is currently the Gang Prevention and Intervention Coordinator in Alexandria.

Contact Percy White III  at to speak to your organization.  

Presentations, Interviews, and Articles:

Like Us on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter @ FindFamilyRoots.