African Roots Podcast Episode #192 December 7, 2012

This Week's Pod Cast

 

Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast!
You can reach me at AfricanRootsPodcast@gmail.com

I hope you are all enjoying this holiday season, and are taking time not to be stressed, but to make your own memories. Perhaps it is time to avoid the lines and to create something to be remembered for the family–a quilt, a written project, or assemble a photo collage. Perhaps time to create a scrapbook–a Christmas Scrapbook for the family–Christmas over the years! Donating a service to someone can be a wonderful gift as well.

Looking towards next year, I am getting excited about MAAGI The week after the 4th of July MAAGI is unfolding. The tracks are up and I understand that more will be uploaded to the MAAGI WEBSITE next week as well—these will be full descriptions.

Bernice Bennett’s show last night was a treat for those who study and research the Low Country which is part of coastal South Carolina, Georgia, and Northeastern Florida. The guests were Toni Carrier, and Robin Foster are co-directors of Low Country Africana.This site is tremendous with all of the rich history and the documents that they present. Their effort to preserve and to digitize images from that part of the country are truly inspiring. Low Country also is a great example of collaboration with Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. They have also worked to share the work of Joe McGill, who is involved with the amazing Slave Dwelling Project. What a great model to learn community studies that can be embraced and copied.

Do you like photos?
Do you like photos? Old photo?
Well the University of Kansas has a brand new set of photos. The collection is an online archives of African American photography! It is called the Leon K. Hughes Collection It is actually an online archive of African American photography! Mr. Hughes spent years taking photos, and now over 2000 photos are at the University thanks to his wife Rosie. Many of these photos reflect workers and families that were involved in the Wichita Kansas aircraft industry. He later expanded his work to included events in the families–weddings, graduations, and so much more. The collection can be found here.“>HERE. There is also an effort underway to identify many of the people included in the collection.

We should also take a moment out of our day to remember today and what happened historically on this day in Pearl Harbor. It was a tragic day but a day that also made a hero out of one man called Dorie Miller. I wrote about his story on my personal blog We should remember his name, and call his name. On this day that shall truly live in infamy, we remember Dorie Miller.

Well thanks for listening, enjoy this holiday season. Remember to keep researching, keep documenting and to always keep sharing what you find.

1 Comment

  1. Posted December 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Wish I had heard Bernice Bennett’s show, but thanks for giving me the link. Will check out Dorie Miller on your blog — I remember seeing his photo when paging through recently. A stalwart-looking man.

    One bit of whimsy: I think Pearl Harbor must have been the day my parents decided to have me, because they knew then that it was inevitable my dad would go to war. He was in Europe for 3 years with the Army. My birth date is 9/11/42.

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