“The concept of ex-slave pensions first gained traction in 1890 and became a full movement by the beginning of the 20th century. Learn about the history and demise of the movement, the leaders, and how to find ancestors among it’s records.”
A 10 year old boy. A pregnant woman. A man executed for an alleged rape. All denied due process and justice. All dead. All Black. Let the stories, context, documents, and family histories be the guide to unearth the truth. “This isn’t us.” No, this has always been us. Tune into the premiere of episode 121, History: Unscripted – Profiles in Racial Justice, Part I on Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern at http://bit.ly/30m8Wo2
What census would show Celie married to Mista? How could we find out the name of Mista’s first wife? Did Harpo and Sophia actually get a divorce? How could we confirm they did? Yep, we’re going there – and more – for CREWChat THIS Tuesday, January 7 at 8pm! Follow us today! https://buff.ly/35tc972
We can’t believe we’ve hit 100 episodes! In this special, we’ll go behind the scenes on all things BlackProGen LIVE – from the origins of the panelists to how we get the show to you – and we’ll discuss our thoughts on the journey we’ve taken over the last five years.
“Genealogy and history are en vogue in popular culture, largely due to the number of television programs that are themed around the topics. In episode 97, we’ll discuss the implications of the two converging into entertainment and the effects they have on the industry as a whole.”
“Visiting our ancestral locations is a deeply transformative experience. In this episode, learn the ins and outs of planning a trip, what to expect, and how to incorporate the experience into your genealogy project.”
“The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, commonly known as MAAGI, is the premiere event where attendees learn, research, and gain the tools needed to become a stellar researchers in the field of African American genealogy and family history. BlackProGen LIVE host Nicka Sewell-Smith – along with panelists Angela Walton-Raji, Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphy, Toni Carrier, and more – were in the house at the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN from July 9-11, 2019.”