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Marlene Garrett Bransom

Ms. Bransom is a retired teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She has been researching African Americans in southwestern Pennsylvania since 1984.  In 2012 and 2013, she published 15 books on African American deaths found in the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper.  More recently she published two books:  African American Deaths in the “Afro-American Notes” of the Pittsburgh Press and “African-American Marriages in the “Afro-American Notes” of the Pittsburgh Press.  She also has 10 more books on African American obituaries found in the Brownsville Telegraph and the Canonsburg Notes newspapers ready for publication.  Ms. Bransom is the president of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Pittsburgh Chapter and has lectured throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.