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'Blessed Be The Ties That Bind:' Quander Family History

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Lucinda Hodge Quander (184?-189?) was married to Charles Henry Quander of Prince George's County, Md.
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Lucinda Hodge Quander (184?-189?) was married to Charles Henry Quander of Prince George's County, Md.

In 2011, a local family will be celebrating 327 years of documented presence in the D.C. region. These days, the family runs the Quander Historical Society and keeps records at Howard University and the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

Rebecca Sheir visited Northeast D.C. to catch up with the Quanders, who many historians say are the longest-established African-American family in the United States.


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