Delve into the unique world of relations and connections being forged between the descendants of the formerly enslaved and descendants from the former slave holding family.
Words and Sounds
Recent stuff on the blog
Restorative justice is already happening. But how can genealogists and family historians contribute and make even more of a difference?
I found more than 200 references to the words darky, nigg**, pickaninny, etc. used in yearbooks from all across the United States.
Reconstruction was a pivotal time in American history that often gets overlooked, especially in genealogy. During episode 76, we discuss how the law and shifting community dynamics affected our ancestors on both sides of the aisle and the resulting restrictions enacted as a response.
What I'm up to
BlackProGen is a group of professional genealogists who research and document African American families. We share research strategies, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and whatever comes to mind while working for clients and in our own research endeavors.
Telling my ancestral story
I recently had the opportunity to meet/speak with some amazing young people from Ole Miss about a special issue of their school paper, The Daily Mississippian. The result was a story about my family’s ties to the “father” of their school.