This Week's Pod Cast


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


Genealogy Day at the Eitleljorg Museum in Indianpolis Indiana. I hope to see many of you there, as I will be one of the presenters. For more information, the Eiteljorg site has full details for you.

The Contraband Society in Hampton Virginia is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Freedom. Saturday May 21st at Ft. Monroe the society will host a number of activities.
For more information visit this site.

Visit Lesley Gist at her blog talk site The Gist of Freedom Blog Radio every Sunday at 6pm for a live topical panel discussion, and any time to post a comment, listen to recent shows, and to see what other people are saying about issues of African-American heritage and cultural preservation.

The book The Gist of Freedom is Still Faith tells the story of William Still and Peter Gist. Their story is now a part of the National Park Service’sNational Underground Railroad Network to Freedom! Gist of Freedom Blog Radio 2x weekly! Thursdays at 8pm & Sundays at 6pm Call in to the show at 347-324-5552

Learn About American History From The House That Lived It
Experience 18th and 19th century history through the events and lives of people associated with Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. Our house museum is dedicated to colonial history and the 19th century network of people and places known as the “underground railroad.” Built in the early eighteenth century, the Mansion is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the United States. The Belmont Mansion property became part of Fairmount Park in 1869, and is now open to the public for tours. For more information go to

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference
Friday & Saturday, June 3-4 The Choptank Region History Network is announcing its second annual Harriet Tubman UGRR Conference June 3rd and 4th. Friday & Saturday, June 3rd & 4th. Chesapeake College in Cambridge, Maryland. For more information, please contact Ellen V. Mousin at 410-228-1064.

On June 11, 2011, at the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia at 11:00am, Char McCargo Bah, will be giving a lecture on “Their Voices Can Be Heard – Series VIII – Paths to Freedom. This lecture will be covering migration of thousands of African Americans during the Civil War who came to Alexandria, VA. She will discuss the freed and the enslaved people. This lecture will provide information on these families migration routes or state whether they were in Alexandria prior to the start of the civil war.

Well thanks for listening this week. Please continue your own work and as always, keep researching, keep documenting, and keep sharing what you find!

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