African Roots Podcast #110 May 13, 2011

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Hello and welcome back to the African Roots podcast. My name is Angela Walton-Raji. You can always reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com

Greetings to everyone attending the annual conference of the National Genealogical Society!

Don’t forget to tune in to the Geneabloggers Radio Program tonight.

FGS Radio will be broadcasting live from the NGS Conference as well. And of course a great way to follow what is going on will be to follow your favorite bloggers as many of them are blogging about their own experiences at the conference.

Genealogy Day at the Eiteljorg Museum
Red and Black Related Through History. I will be presenting along with Charmaine Champion Shaw—a member of the Cheyenne nation. I think it will be an interesting day with many interesting events for the entire family.

The annual conference of the Preservation of African American Cemeteries is underway this weekend in Hope Arkansas. The theme is Reclaiming Our Past to Preserve Our Future May 13 – 14, 2011 at Historic Washington State Park Located near Hope, Arkansas

I had the chance to attend the dedication of the Drennen Scott home in Van Buren Arkansas this week. I was a guest of the University of Arkansas, Ft. Smith, and was able to represent my ancestors who were enslaved there. I was also happy to know that at long last, a stone will be placed in cemetery for my ancestor over his grave site. The family agreed to it, and for that I am grateful. It was a very moving experience for me.

I hope that other will be able to have a similar experience as they document their family history. The lesson is to share the data that you find, and to speak to others. One never knows who will respond and how they will respond.

Well, thanks for listening, and please continue to do the work that you do. Keep researching, keep documenting, and keep sharing what you find.

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