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Miles Lassiter- A Black Quaker with Margo Williams- 9pm est

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Join Margo Lee Williams with Host Bernice Bennett for a moving discussion of her research to uncover the story of her Quaker ancestor Miles Lassiter. This story follows her research through court records and the Carolina countryside to uncover her roots as a descendant of an early African American Quaker.

 

Margo Lee Williams was born in New York. She holds an MA in Sociology and an MA in Religious Education. She developed an interest in genealogy early in life, but only after moving to Washington DC did she actively pursue family research. In the 30+ years since, she has researched and written extensively on her family. She is a well-known lecturer for the Family History Centers of the LDS Church in the Washington, DC area, a former editor of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and through her private research company, Personal Prologue, has developed expertise in identifying heirs for intestate probates. She is currently a National Service Officer with Vietnam Veterans of America.

 

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

Tags:
African American
Quaker
Research Journey
Carolina Records
Oral History
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