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The Brewers...A Black Family Searches for its Roots

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The Brewers..."A Black Family Searches for Its Roots" with Beatryce Nivens

Learn why would whites in a small Southern town put a black woman's obituary in the family scrapbook? Why would one of the cousin's treasure it so long? Who is Emiline Watts?  What is the connection with the Watts family?

Beatryce Nivens author, family historian, motivational speaker, nationally recognized business/ career expert and executive coach will discuss her newest book -  Children Go Where I Send Thee. Her other books include: the highly acclaimed Success Strategies for African Americans (Plume); the pioneering The Black Woman’s Career Guide (Doubleday)Careers for Women Without College Degrees (McGraw-Hill)  and more.

 Beatryce Nivens (A View From The Top: The Inspiring Success Stories of 15 Black CEOs, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs) and actress Kym Whitley (“Raising Whitley,” a Tyler Perry production on the OWN Network) were recently pleasantly surprised when they learned about the untold history that was hidden in plain sight. In a surprising way, their ‘roots’ unraveled to bring into focus the multiracial heritage of their historically bound families – the Brewers (African Americans) and the Watts (white) families. Today, the families now unite to honor a woman ‘Emiline’ who represented a family bond that began during slavery and now survives in the lives of descendants–black and white.