• 01:30

    African and Native American Research with Angela Walton-Raji

    in History

    Genealogist Angela Walton-Raji has committed herself to sharing information with the descendants of the Freedmen of Indian Territory--which is now Oklahoma. She is the author of  the book Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes. The book serves as a guide to researching the history and lives of the 20,000 Freedmen of Indian Territory, who have been deleted from American history. She is also the author of the http://african-nativeamerican.blogspot.com.


    The Dawes Commission, named after Henry C. Dawes who chaired the commission, consisted of a process that would lead to a redistribution of land to those who already owned it among the Five "Civilized" Tribes. Understand that land was held in common by the Five Civilized Tribes. The Dawes Enrollment process was created to determine who would be eligible for allotted parcels of land. Eligibility involved providing "proof" that one had been a part of the tribe for several decades, and especially in those years immediately following the Civil War. So one had to prove that one had been a part of the Indian Community since 1866. For those whose ancestors were enslaved by members of the Tribes, (the Freedmen)  they had to often provide proof that their former enslaver was a member of the tribe.

  • 01:23

    The African American Genealogy Bloggers

    in History

    Join members of the African American Genealogy Bloggers Circle for a discussion of the PBS Special - The African Americans - Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates.


    Join host, Angela Walton-Raji for a dynamic discussion of  the African American Genealogy Bloggers reaction to the new PBS series. Ms. Walton-Raji is an author, genealogist, producer  of the weekly African Roots Podcast and prolific blogger of the Native American blog - http://african nativeamerican.blogspot.com, and My Ancestors Name - http://myancestorsname.blogspot.com


    Melvin J. Collier is a genealogist and author of 150 Years Later Broken Ties Mended and Mississippi to Africa- A Journey of Discovery.  His blog Roots Reveals examines the many ancestral discoveries based upon new DNA results. http://www.http://rootsrevealed.blogspot.com


    George Geder  is a strong advocate for having all cultures and family lifestyles being heard and represented in the genealogy community. He is also an Evangelist for the African Ancestored Genealogy.


    Nicka Smith's is a genealogist, family historian, lecturer, photographer and her blog can be found at http://blog.atlasfamily.org.


    Terry Ligon, researcher specializing in Choctaw and Chickasaw Freedmen history and genealogy. Terry has given presentations on researching the history of the Indian Territory Freedmen, the Congressional Record as well as how to create video presentations of family history. His blog, Black and Red Journal is another opportunity to inform the general public about the unique history of the Indian Territory Freedmen and their descendants.


     

  • 01:48

    The Documentary Light Girls & Colorism in The African American Community

    in Culture

    Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep.  We’ll discuss the documentary “Light Girls” & Colorism in The African American Community and much more.  Call in with your Questions/Comments at 914-338-1375.


    1) Florida police use images of Black Men for Target Practice.  What do you think about this?  2) We’ll discuss President Obama’s State of The Union Address. Did he say what you wanted to hear? 3)  Did you see the documentary “Light Girls” Monday night on OWN? What did you think of the documentary and “colorism” in the African American community?  4)  We’ll play excerpts of Michael Imhotep’s presentation “The Distortion of The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: The Revolutionary Will Not Be Televised”.   Listen to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/01/23/the-documentary-light-girls-colorism-in-the-african-american-community or by phone LIVE at (914) 338-1375 or visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Call in with your Questions/Comments at (914) 338-1375.
     

  • 02:00

    African American Genealogy with Elon Cook

    in Religion

    For many genealogy can seem overwhelming, especially for those of slave ancestry. There are very specific challenges that African Americans researching family history face. Tune as the Sistas chat with African American genealogy expert Elon Cook about the challenges and resources for African American Genealogy. Elon Cook is an experienced genealogist; she received her Masters Degree from Brown University and is a newly confirmed member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. To learn more about Elon check out her website here.

  • “Can African American Entertainers Be Effective Activists?”

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show Thursday, Jan. 8th, 8:00pm-11:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. “Can African American Entertainers Be Effective Activists?”  Nicki Minaj recently did an interview explaining why some African American entertainers don’t speak out on our issues.  We’ll discuss this and more on tonight’s show.  Call in with your questions at (914) 338-1375.
     


    1) Phylicia Rashad (Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”), did an interview with ABC World News on Wednesday clarifying a statement regarding the Bill Cosby scandal. I never said “forget those women”.  2) In Colorado, a bomb went off outside of NAACP office.  3) Asar Gray of G & G Associates will discuss Tax Tips for the 2015 Tax Season.  4) The movie “Selma” is drawing critical acclaim and also criticism for its portrayal of Pres. Lyndon Johnson.  Former Ambassador Andrew Young recently did an interview to set the record straight.  5) Michael Imhotep’s latest presentation is on the history of “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We’ll share an excerpt of it on tonight’s show.  6) This date in African American History and Dr. George Washington Carver.


     


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    If you want to learn more about African History and African-American History to counteract the negative images we see of ourselves on the TEL-LIE-VISION (TV), please visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. We have information and DVDs to Educate, Empower and Inspire people of African Descent throughout the Diaspora and around the world.

  • 01:00

    The Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute

    in History

    Join Director, Charles Brown, Jr. and the Coordinators of the second Midwest African American Genealogical Institute of St. Louis, hosted by the historic Harris-Stowe State University for an exciting discussion of the courses offered over a three day period.  The faculty consists of individuals wth genealogy expertise with special emphasis on African American research strategies. The Institute will offer courses for the beginner, intermediate and advanced researchers to enhance their genealogy skills.

  • AAGSAR: Where African American Genealogy & Smart Technology Connect!

    in Family

    African American Genealogy & Slave Ancestry Research (AAGSAR) is a technology-centric, collaborative for genealogists researching their slave ancestry.


    A NO OBSERVERS Community we focus on 3 primary goals:



    SLAVE ANCESTRY RESEARCH SKILL DEVELOPMENT
    TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
    MIGRATING FAMILY RESEARCH ONLINE


    We differ from most African Amercian genealogy communities in that all of our collaboration, research, teaching and sharing is anchored by smart technology.


    To join the AAGSAR Community you must be active on Facebook, and have [or be willing to create] a family blog and/or website. Don't worry! Support is ALWAYS available should you need help getting started!


    We’re a close-knit community and offer 1:1 coaching to drive your slave ancestry research forward! NO BRICK WALLS PERMITTED.


    Please join us, every Sunday at 6PM ET for our new "You Got Roots?!" segment! We promise - genealogy + technology has never been this fun!:)


    EDUCATE. ENGAGE. ADVOCATE.


    The AAGSAR Community


    For more You Got Roots?! program information: http://aagsaryougotroots.wordpress.com/upcoming-events

  • 01:33

    NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection with David R. Dowell

    in History

    What do you know about DNA?  Have you had your DNA tested and still have questions about your results?


    Join producer and host Bernice Bennett and co-host Victoria Massie for an engaging discussion with ethicist, author, and lecturer David R. Dowell on his book NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection.


    David R. 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.


     

  • 00:57

    Chief Langley Lectures on Genealogy, Colonial History and Basic Common Sense.

    in Education

    Chief Langley returns with more historical facts of colonial history as it connects with genealogy of many of your ancestors. There so much of history that's been omitted and surpress.  The Colonial Slave trade. American Indians, South Asians,  Oceanic Negroes. European Convicts - Chief Langley takes you on the jounery of living history. 

  • 01:00

    Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute of St. Louis

    in History

    Join Director, Charles Brown, Jr. and the Coordinators of the second Midwest African American Genealogical Institute of St. Louis, hosted by the historic Harris-Stowe State University for an exciting discussion of the courses offered over a three day period.  The faculty consists of individuals wth genealogy expertise with special emphasis on African American research strategies. The Institute will offer courses for the beginner, intermediate and advanced researchers to enhance their genealogy skills.

  • 01:00

    Leaving A Legacy Of Your Genealogy Research with Michael N. Henderson

    in History

     


    Michael N. Henderson, Author, Lecturer, Family History Researcher will explore the reasons why leaving a legacy of your genealogy research is important.


    Michael Nolden Henderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy retired,  began his genealogy journey almost 30 years ago. Henderson is the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, his memoir detailing his discovery of an enslaved ancestor who gained her freedom in Spanish colonial Louisiana in 1779. In 2014, he was awarded finalist in the 50th Georgia Author of the Year Awards from the Georgia Writer’s Association. Henderson is the first and only African American member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of other lineage societies, including the General Society of the War of 1812.  He is a lecturer who speaks frequently to groups nationwide, and is the recipient of the 2013 James Dent Walker Award for Excellence in African American Genealogical Research. He is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University.
     

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