Researchers Tap Public Knowledge to Identify Africans' Origins

A small team of researchers at Emory University is taking on the big task of identifying the origins of more than 90,000 Africans forced into slavery, and they're appealing to the masses to help them do it.

David Eltis, a history professor at Emory and lead researcher of the effort, known as the African Origins project, has spent over a decade tracking down records with the names of captives aboard slave ships and tracing the