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  • The Ties That Bind - From Slavery to Freedom with James Louis Bacon

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    Bernice Bennett welcomes James Louis Bacon for a moving discussion about his genealogical journey to document his family history.
    James Louis Bacon has entertained a lifelong passion for writing and African American History.  He began his  family research 35 years ago and published his book in 2016. He is a veteran of the United States Navy where he  proudly served from 1970-1974. The Ties That Bind is a written tribute to his family which documents both the hardships, strength and  fortitude of those who were enslaved. It is the story of the Van Arsdale, Jackson and Bowie Family and their struggle to live as free Black Men and Women. It  traces their triumph as they emerged out the uncertainty and unforgiving nature of bondage into a strange new world of Freedom. It is also the story of the Industrial Savings Bank founded in 1913 by John Whitelaw Lewis &  William Augus Bowie who was the grandson of a slave and their important historical contributions to Black Washington DC.

  • What Causes Modern Hybrid Man Creation in The Paleolithic Age 200,000 years ago

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    Modern humans originated in Africa within the past 200,000 years and evolved from their most likely recent common ancestor, Homo Sapiens; means 'upright man.' Readers Digest Illustrated encyclopedic Dictionary says: a) The texonomicdesignation for modern human beings, the only extant species of the genus Homo  b) The human being as a thinking creatureas distinguished from other organisms. Historically, two key models have been put forward to explain the evolution of Homo sapiens. Mules, on the other hand, are a cross between a female horse and a male donkey or “jack” (hence the word “jackass”). In contrast, a male horse ...  This is what academic human world civil anthropic history teaches us in all intelligent schools, and in every country. As long as this remain the exclusive fact, what is the value of the Roman Catholic Genesis creation hoax monotheism bible story. Clearly since the A.D. bible was has been published and evangelized throughout the world, people slowly have ebbed into being very ignorant and seriously uncivilized. The Goddesses and Gods Kingship, ceases to rule over society to give civil order, and the exclusive purpose for which modern thinking, civlized hybrid, the Premitive Human Workers were created, is almost completely vanished, with few people on Earth have a reading sense of real history. It is ridiculous that the white breed men, see it a wonderful and glorious thing to destroy African indigenous Polytheistic Kingship; to reduce society into perverse morbidity and drivel. To major in child pedophile molestation, and men marrying men in style.  So lets talk about the reason human hybrid were created.          

  • The Age of Lincoln with Orville Vernon Burton

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    The Age of Lincoln is a fiercely original history of the five decades that pivoted around the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Abolishing slavery, the age's most extraordinary accomplishment, was not its most profound. The enduring legacy of the age of Lincoln was inscribing personal liberty into the nation's millennial aspirations.
    America has always perceived providence in its progress, but in the 1840s and 1850s pessimism accompanied marked extremism, as Millerites predicted the Second Coming, utopianists planned perfection, Southerners made slavery an inviolable honor, and Northerners conflated Manifest Destiny with free-market opportunity. Even amid historic political compromises the middle ground collapsed. In a remarkable reappraisal of Lincoln, the distinguished historian Orville Vernon Burton shows how the president's authentic Southernness empowered him to conduct a civil war that redefined freedom as a personal right to be expanded to all Americans. In the violent decades to follow, the extent of that freedom would be contested but not its central place in what defined the country.
    Presenting a fresh conceptualization of the defining decades of modern America, The Age of Lincoln is narrative history of the highest order.

  • My Ancestor on Mulberry Row at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello with Bill Webb

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    After retiring from a career in banking, Bill Webb began to investigate his family history. His interest had been sparked by a family Bible record of his ancestor Brown Colbert that he saw as a child in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The research of Bill and his wife, Eva Kobus-Webb, revealed the connection to Monticello and brought to light other Colbert descendants like the Civil War soldier George Edmondson and suffragist Coralie Franklin Cook.
    Webb can track his lineage to Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings, mother of Betty Brown & Sally Hemings.

  • Organizing Your Genealogy with Drew Smith

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    Drew Smith is an Assistant Librarian with the USF Tampa Library, and is the 2016 winner of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship, presented by the National Genealogical Society. He is past president of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa, and has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Florida State Genealogical Society. Drew is the author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists, is the co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and has written extensively for a number of genealogical print and online magazines. His latest book, Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher, was published in 2016.

  • Census Substitutes and State Census Records with William Dollarhide

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    Author William Dollarhide joins Jane today to talk about his latest books -- a three-volume set titled Census Substitutes & State Census Records.