About Us

Our Website: www.thewandererproject.com 

April L. Hynes 

is a professional level genealogical and archival researcher with a specific interest in the African diaspora. She was introduced to the Edgefield Pottery tradition when she discovered a face jug that had been unearthed in Philadelphia by her grandfather in 1950.  She has employed these skills to assist her in discovering the Wanderer Slave Ship community and their stories.

Ms. Hynes is a Principal Researcher of the “Wanderer Project” and has presented at the National Smithsonian Museum, Boston University,  and has received grants from the Chipstone Foundation and Ancestry.com to further her research.  In addition to project director April Hynes, it now involves many other individuals and institutions . They have taken an interest in the wealth of new information the project has revealed about the lives of the enslaved and their descendants.

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  1. Pingback: Behind the Scenes: Analysis of a Face Jug | Milwaukee Art Museum Blog

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