African Roots Podcast #114 June 10, 2011

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Hello and welcome back to the African Roots Podcast. You can always reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com.

I want to give a quick shout out to everyone enjoying themselves in Burbank California at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.

Events:
June 11, Little Rock Arkanas, State Capitol Room 171Profiles in Arkansas Black History Morning sessions will focus on black legislators. Afternoon session will focus on Coach Act and also the Civil War

June 25 – New Orleans Louisiana LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Hidden History Lectures “Commemorating the Untold History of the Civil War”
Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
United Teachers of New Orleans at Oak Park Shopping Center, 4718 Paris Avenue,New Orleans, LA. 70122, SPEAKERS: Bennie McRae of Trotwood Ohio, “What Caused the Civil War”, and Clifford Boxley, Ser Sesh ab Heter, “Soldiers of African Descent in the Mississippi Campaign

Next week is Juneteenth! This is a time of celebration of history and Juneteenth gives us a platform to come and commemorate the end of an era in history—which belongs to all of us. To learn more about nationwide events—-the national Juneteenth Site—presents nationwide activities to honor this event!

Support the USCT Monuments, nationwide. We are all familiar with the African American Civil War Monument in Washington DC, and we know about the monument in Boston, honoring the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry. But are you aware that there are many monuments around the country. There could be more, but I am still excited to see some that are there. On the website called Jubilo The Emancipation Century, there is a wonderful article devoted to the many monuments nationwide. These sites can be added to your roster of “places to visit” when you are traveling this summer.

Cyndi’s List has over 600 African American Sites
Someone put a note on Twitter that Cyndi’s List had been upgraded. I went and took a look and was quite pleased with what I found. It was easy to navigate and I also was delighted to look at her African American category. She has well over 600 links where one can find sites devoted to African American genealogy and history. 659 to be exact.
I found some exciting sites that have been around for a while, but I had not had the pleasure of using them. I had to confess that I had not examined the resource guide for African American research on the Family Search site before, so I saw the link and clicked on it from her site. This is a good tool for beginners.

Thank you for listening. I appreciate your taking time to tune in. Please continue to do what you do, keep researching, keep documenting and always, keep sharing what you find.

Have a great week!

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