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Welcome to the African Roots Podcast!
I am Angela Walton-Raji and I can be reached at

Announcement :
Save the date—June 13th in Little Rock, Arkansas. “Profile in African American History” will take Place at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center on 9th Street in Little Rock, from 9:30-3:30 pm. The event is free but pre-registration is required. Contact Ms. Linda McDowell at:

From the NC State Library of North Carolina, the digitized book An Era of Progress and Promise consists of over 400 pages of documents that came from the Clifton Conferences that took place from 1901-1908. This detailed history of black institutions can be found at:

The Journal of the National Medical Association—the old professional association for Black Physicians, has placed 100 years of publications online. The journal of this historic association is valuable to both historians and genealogists because of the personal data about medical professionals that appear in the journal, in addition to the wonderful articles about health issues that affected the black community. The journal is located here:

A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors, by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Ann Croom, can be obtained at:

Oral History Suggestions and Tips:

Among the beginning stages of African American Genealogy is the stage of collection oral histories from elders. These books and links are provided for you as guides to collecting data successfully from those whom you interview.

Book: Listening For Our Past: A Lay Guide To African American Oral History Interviewing by Hasker Nelson, Heritage Research Creations, $9.95

Smithsonian Folk Life & Oral History Guide

General Oral History Questions

Heritage Community Foundation

Africana Heritage: Doing Oral History A Practical Guide

Oral Histories Online:

Thank you for listening to the African Roots Podcast!
Remember to keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!

2 Responses to “African Roots Podcast #7 May 15th 2009”

  1. ProfessorDru says:

    I nominated your for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” Read more about this award on my blog, http://findyourfolks.blogspot......award.html

  2. Vicky says:

    As usual Angela your Pods are wonderful!

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