This Week's Pod Cast

 

Welcome back to the African Roots Podcast, coming to you this week from Salt Lake City Utah, and from Roots Tech!

Well this has been an amazing week folks and quite a memorable one. I have a special guest with me today–Toni Carrier, of Low County Africana.

After arriving on Wednesday, one had to hit the ground running! From the opening session to presentations and workshops to networking with colleagues, I can only say that this experience is one that can be describe as a high energy experience on multiple levels.

The presence of speakers of color was up, and the African Heritage Day was amazing! I got a chance to meet Levar Burton of Roots fame who stirred up the group with a touching opening address. The people are literally from all over the world, and it was amazing to feel the energy.

Toni and I co-presented a workshop discussing our website Mapping the Freedmen’s Bureau. The response was wonderful from those in attendance, and the interest continues to grow in the website.

I am sharing some images here from the week at Roots Tech.

Angela, Tonia Carrier, Anita Henderson, Michael Henderson, Nkoyo Iyamba, Bernice Bennett
Display in Exhibit Hall
Opening Session

Toni and I both got to see lots of things going on this week at Roots Tech, and also to participate in numerous sessions and interviews. I hope that the images above and our discussion will inspire others to consider attendance at Roots Tech, in the future.

Thank you all for tuning in, and thanks for sharing your thoughts and reactions to photos shared this week. In the meantime, please remember to keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find!

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