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A rebroadcast from June 2011.
Anne Gordon, Ulster County (N.Y.) Historian, and Bob Lusk, nationally known folk musician, who are spearheading the drive to erect a statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, N.Y. (where Sojourner lived); and Thomas McLiechey, a descendant of Sojourner from Battle Creek, Mich., talk about Sojourner, her legacy, and slave ancestry in New York. Bob will sing a few songs written by Sojourner as well.
Among the photos is the statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, dedicated in 2012.
Many Americans of African descent have thought that connecting with their African kin was next to impossible yet Carol Hector-Harris has done just that. Not only did she visit Ghana but she also met relatives. She is the fifth great-granddaughter of Africa-born Quock Martrick, who served in the Revolutionary War with George Washington in New York. She found Martrick's family, HER FAMILY, in Big Ada, Ghana. She also met members of her ethnic group, the Ga-Adangbe (the African lineage she discoverd through DNA testing), which includes Sangmorkie Tetteh, who is with Carol in the photo.
Carol Hector-Harris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Political Science from The Ohio State University. Currently she is working toward a Ph.D. at Ohio University’s Scripps College Communication. An eleventh generation Bostonian, she lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, two sons, and seven grandchildren. Ms. Hector-Harris serves as the librarian for a Columbus chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A rebroadcast from September 2012.
Tonight Harold Henderson, blogger, columnist and contributor to magazines, joins Jane to talk about writing for genealogical magazines and journals. How can you become a published genealogist? What types of articles are appropriate for which magazines and journals? What is the submission process?
Find Harold's blog at http://midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com/
Prior to the Civil War, Alexandria, Virginia had a large freed African American and slave population who contributed a lot to the community and to the United States. Each one of these groups helped build Alexandria, Virginia through their skilled labor, involvement in politics, teachers, churches, businessmen and etc. The history of Alexandria, Virginia cannot be told without including these African Americans.
Char is posting blogs every two weeks on African American people in the 19th century that made a difference in the History of Alexandria, Virginia at http://theotheralexandria.com.
Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC. She has been a genealogist since 1981; appeared on numerous television interviews with CBS, FOX-5, Comcast, Public Broadcasting Services just to name a few and documentaries. She has also received numerous awards in 2014, 2013, 2010, and in 2009 for her work in genealogy. Char became a 2014 Living Legend in Alexandria, VA. She was the City of Alexandria’s genealogist on the Alexandria Freedmen and Contraband Cemetery. She is doing an advance study in genealogy at the University of Toronto and is co-author of “African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century.”
Public education in the U.S. has a dynamic history. Join the national award-winning family radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton as it spotlights the history of the public school system with leading historian Kimberly Springle. This segment will dissect the various periods of American history as it pertains to the education of youth. Tune in with every member of the family on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. Real talk for real people!
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This morning author Rosana Y. Wan joins Jane to talk about her book The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams and her experience working as a park ranger at the Adams National Historic Site in Quincy, Massachusetts. Rosana will discuss the traditional New England fare that the Adams ate while living in Massachusetts and the international influences that their travels brought to their food as they became revolutionaries, diplomats and the First Family of the U.S.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in various places in the United States, Rosana Yin-Ting Wan attended University of Houston-Downtown in Houston and later graduated with honors from Suffolk University, Boston, with a degree in history. Since relocating to Boston, where she currently lives, she has pursued her passion for studies in the history of the American Revolution.
Find the book here: http://www.schifferbooks.com/the-culinary-lives-of-john-abigail-adams-a-cookbook-5538.html
Adams National Historic Site: http://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm
As Carl Sagan said, "You have to know the past to understand the present." History has shaped our nation's character, and our collective strength is measured in how we came together during our most challenging moments: the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, World War II, the Dust Bowl, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Challenger disaster, Operation Desert Storm, 9/11 and countless struggles before and since. But history also contains triumphs, from ending slavery to the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall to Mars rover Curiosity. Join in discussion on these and more with historians, collectors, authors, professors and conspiracy theorists alike. Our hosts also show much support for our troops and military families. In fact, technology has played a big part in bringing soldiers closer to home, as they text, email and Skype from the front, and our â€œtalk to the troopsâ€ episodes are always inspiring.
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