In what feels timely but was actually an unplanned juxtaposition of events, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society launches a new project. This comes just days after a gunman claimed nine lives at an historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was built as a result of the abolitionist movement. This interesting news came from the Henry Herald out of Georgia in their article, “Advocates kick-off Freedmen’s Bureau digital indexing project.”