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Host Anita Wills, covers topics relating to Culture and History in the African American Community. Each week a topic will be introduced, including Art, Genealogy, Current Events, Politics, and History. Listeners are encouraged to ask questions, by calling in or contacting us through Social Networks, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Tune in and Listen Up! The Show is dedicated to Kerry Baxter Junior, whose life was stolen on January 16, 2011. You are and always will be our bright and shining star!

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Virginia's Governor McConnell has made April Confederate History Month, and managed to avoid mention slavery. However one of the last losing Battles of the Civil War was won by a Soldiers from the United States Colored Troops. It was... more

Host Anita Wills, shares Genealogy and History as it relates to the African American experience. Topics covered include, DNA Testing, Researching & Documenting Multi-Racial Lines, and how to write a Family History Book. The... more

Host Anita Wills talks about the gains and losses of African American's after the Civil War, with focus on the promise of land for freed slaves. Before 1861 the vast majority of African Americans had been slaves and had no legal rights of which... more

Join Host Anita Wills, as she shares the connections between slavery and America's Prison System. Learn about the laws that were passed to prevent the going and coming of Negroes, in Colonial America. America is a Nation of laws,... more
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From Slave Pens to the Penitentiary: America's JUST US System

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"I'M BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THAT `U.S.A.' STANDS FOR THE UNDERPRIVILEGED Slaves of America" , wrote a 20th-century prisoner from Mississippi in a letter detailing the daily violence he witnessed behind prison... more

As a Professional Genealogist, writer, Author and researcher, I enjoyed seeing the show, Who Do You Think You Are. This week I am delving into the work behind research,and the hard work behind researching and documenting a Family... more
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Anita Talks Genealogy - Answers Show - Who Do You Think You Are?

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Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 As a Professional Genealogist, writer, and researcher it is pleasure to see a show such as Who Do You Think You Are. The show is entertaining, however it does not show the hard work, which goes into... more

This week the story of Queen Nanny will be our topic. She was born in the Ivory Coast, where she was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Jamaica. She was the leader of the Windward Maroons, and has largely been ignored by historians.... more
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Queen Nanny - Leader of Jamaica's Maroon Community

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Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Maroon is taken from the word marronage, or Spanish word Cimarron, and means fugitive, or runaway. This is probably a derogatory word, similar to some used to described escaped slaves in America.... more

This week the story of Queen Nanny will be our topic. She was born in the Ivory Coast, where she was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Jamaica. She was the leader of the Windward Maroons, and has largely been ignored by historians.... more
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