Percy White III
Born the son and grandson of sharecroppers, Percy White III is a Historian and Genealogist whose work includes twenty years of research in the field of African American History. He is the founder and developer of FindFamilyRoots.com, 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.
- Frederick Douglass: From Slavery to Statesman (Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes)
- Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad (Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes)
- 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 broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR) and 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 has 25 years of experience in the field of Juvenile Justice.
Contact Mr. White at OurHistory@FindFamilyRoots.com to speak to your organization or license photos.
Presentations and Interviews:
- Black History Month Presentation - Emmett Till My Father and Me, sponsored by The Prince George’s County Commission for Fathers, Men and Boys February 2021
- 'Him Doing Well Was Through His Children': Sharecropper's Son Makes Dad Proud 2018
- Carroll County NAACP Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast January 2016
- Percy White III Black History Month Presentation February 2014 T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA
- StoryCorps/NPR Percy White III On His Father's Triumph Over Sharecropping 2012