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Join Author Teresa R. Kemp for a discussion of her new book Keeper of the Fire. This book includes 480 pages of heritage research done by 5 generations of her family documenting their journeys across Africa to enslavement in America - presenting more than 187 years of history in America. They passed down a culture of faith, documents, a tradition of service to mankind to her.
Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp is the 5th Generation Quilter, historian and owner of Plantation Quilts & UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum. Born in Baumholder, West Germany to the late Dr. Howard and Serena (Strother) Wilson. She graduated from Berlin American HS & attended Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She transferred to WV State University & graduated with a BA. She graduated from DeVry University in Atlanta, GA with a BS in Computer Information Systems.
In 2005, with her parents she opened the UGRR Secret Quilt Code Museum. A staunch advocate for conservation, healthier lifestyles for all, as an Abolitionist, she fights Human Trafficking while researching international slavery & preserving the world’s cultural heritage. She wanted to document her Gullah Geechie culture for her grandchildren & their emphasis on faith, service and conservation of the God-given land & resources of the earth.
What do you know about DNA? Have you had your DNA tested and still have questions about your results?
Join David Dowell for a discussion about DNA and his new book NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection.
David Dowell was an academic librarian for 35 years. He has 2 degrees in history and 2 in library science. He has researched family histories since the 1960s. He is an ethicist, lecturer and author whose two most recent books are Crash Course in Genealogy (2011) and NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection (2014). He formerly taught “Genealogy Research” and “Ethics in the Information Age” at Cuesta College and chaired the Genealogy Committee and the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Library Association. He blogs on genealogical topics as “Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors” at http://blog.ddowell.com. He coordinates two surname and one haplogroup DNA research projects.
Dr. Dowell has taught library science courses face-to-face and online for 15 years and made presentations to local, regional and national library groups. He has taught genealogy research classes in both California and Tennessee and made presentations on genetic genealogy to community groups and local genealogy societies in California, Illinois and Tennessee. He is currently lecturing on genealogy research for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.
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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