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Reconstruction Education in Lafayette, La - Beverly B. Woods

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The Story of Walter H. Williams: A Man Who Made a Difference. Guest- Beverly B. Woods.


Beverly Babin Woods is a genealogist, writer and lecturer with her ancestral roots based in Louisiana.    "In her life time, she has traveled and lived among cultures in Okinawa, Japan and in the Pacific Islands. Her research at National Archives into the Freedmen’s Bureau Educational Records has been well documented on education of African Americans during reconstruction in Lafayette, Louisiana. Beverly is also featured in the National Archives’ Signature film Democracy Starts Here, describing the mission of the National Archives.  The film is shown daily at the National Archives and was produced by the Discovery Channel.   As a member of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, she is engaged in promoting genealogy in the African American communities as well the broader society. She published an article entitled Genealogy: Getting in Touch with Youth in Everton’s Genealogy Magazine.  Her poetry was also published in poetry books by the National Book Foundation, New York Summer Writing Program.   Beverly is past President of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society.  She is also a presenter at many Genealogy conferences, local schools, and private organizations on poetry, writing and genealogy.      


Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi).