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BlackProGen LIVE: Ep 60: Indian in My Family: DNA, Identity, and the Making of Africans in America

“As millions have learned their genetic ancestry, historical narratives are continually being challenged. Episode 60 will discuss how genetic genealogy is now informing how people of color identify and how the information is changing the established narratives about American history.”

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NC & SC Genealogy Research

Join us for the next broadcast of BlackProGen LIVE, a live online show dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and strategies for those researching the genealogy of people of color. Tues. September 13 we’ll be discussing genealogy research in the Carolinas along with weighing in on current events such as the Georgetown University slave sale, POC cemeteries, and the recent price drop for Family Tree DNA tests. TUNE IN at 6pm PST/7pm MNT/8pm CST/9pm EST at https://youtu.be/Lz20yr-vQpc

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Freedmen’s Colony 

Almost everywhere I travel, I try to take the opportunity to visit historical sites especially those sites related to African Americans. So my previous trip to the outer banks of North Carolina was no different. On Christmas Eve in the  afternoon, after doing the last bit of our Christmas shopping, my family and I visited the Fort Raleigh Historic Site located on Roanoke Island in the small town of Manteo. The best part of going to Fort Raleigh Historic site was seeing and hearing my seven year old nephew read out loud about the Freedmen’s colony. After he finished I asked him if he understood what he read and he said yes. I was glad we got the opportunity to visit Fort Raleigh, it’s important to share history with the younger generation. Lets continue to share our history! 

  

    


   

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Black Slaves, Red Masters

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Most people don’t know Native American tribes owned slaves. On African American Lives 2, Actor Don Cheadle discovered his family was owned by the Chickasaw Nation. In the video below News anchor Sam Ford explores his family’s relationship with the Cherokee Nation as well as the relationship of many African American’s families and Native American tribes.

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