The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Episodes 5 and 6 – Researching Today, Right Now

this is the final of six posts dedicated to providing a genealogical context for the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. click here to read all the posts i’ve written about the series. (Photo: Barbara Atlas Sewell, my mama. Credit: Jean Denton Thompson)

Five generations on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Episode Two – Tie Deep South to Up South

this is the second of six posts dedicated to providing a genealogical context for the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. click here to read all the posts i’ve written about the series.

Bimbia Slave Port, Cameroon, Africa (c) Nicka Smith

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Episode One – Finding Your Priscillas

is it possible for an African American to trace their ancestry back to Africa? what about discovering a the name of their ancestor’s slaveholder or the ship that they were on when they came to the United States?