It’s the place to be to learn, share, and grow in African ancestored family history and genealogy. Join us for a live show from the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), the teaching institute.
135,000 people of color were sold there as enslaved people. In contrast, 20 percent of the population of the city were free people of color prior to the Civil War. Learn the ins and outs of researching genealogy and family history in New Orleans during episode 87. Special guest: Karran Harper Royal.
In 2018, The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice which memorializes more than 4,400 African American men, women, and children who were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Episodes 83a and 83b feature the family history of some of the victims documented in the memorial in an effort to humanize and bring light to their lives outside of a tragic event they have been associated with.