This Week's Pod Cast


Hello and welcome back to the African Roots Podcast.
Today is Friday August 21st 2009
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Upcoming Events

August 22, 2009
IAAGG 6th Annual Conference
8-3:45 pm at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis IN

August 27 2009
An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar at the Ohio Historical Center. A portrayal by Anthony Gibbs in Columbus Ohio.

September 12, 2009
Discover your Roots.
An African American Family History Conference in St. Louis Missouri. An all day event for genealogists on all levels.

75th Anniversary of NARA
September 10, 2009
A Panel Discussion on African American Life and History. McGowan Theatre at NARA facility in Washington DC. For info click here:

September 12th 2009
Baltimore Family History Day at the Baltimore Maryland Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Essex MD.
Still room for the chartered bus, join the Balitmore AAHGS chapter. Contact Dr. Agnes Kane Callum, at

An appeal of help from Long Island to preserve the summer home of Booker T. Washington. For more information go to the the website of friends of the house.

Great Digital Images

Georgia Virtual Vault. Dearth records online—from the years 1919-1927.
There was one subset of death records called Non-indexed death certificates.

Thanks to Art Thomas of Dayton Ohio for recommending the Ohio African American Experience

Interested in hearing the voice of Booker T. Washington? His voice was recorded in 1915 and two clips can be found online. These two links reflect his address delivered in 1915 at an exposition in New York. It was originally delivered in Atlanta in 1895. The Atlanta Compromise was an address by African-American leader Booker T. Washington on September 18, 1895. Given to a predominantly White audience at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, the speech has been recognized as one of the most important and influential speeches in American history. — Excerpted from Atlanta Compromise on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.
Recording of B.T. Washington
Small clip: NPR 2006
Entire speech:

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance has created an online digital collection of primary sources. This joint effort of 103 member HBCU libraries is intended to preserve the history of the founding of historically black colleges. The collection includes photographs, manuscripts, university correspondence, and alumni letters.

Today I want to emphasize the value of both sharing what you find, but also to share what you seek. Luckie Daniels (of Our Georgia Roots) shared the story of how she was given an historic bible reflecting her family history. She posted a query on her ancestors and found a message written several years earlier with her family history taken from an old bible. In addition, she was able to connect with the original poster who generously gave her the Bible. The lesson is, share what you find, and also to share what you seek. Luckie Daniels wonderful blogs are loca and . The wonderful story about the bible is locate at

Thanks for listening. Remember to keep researching, keep documenting, and please keep sharing what you find.

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