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Antoinette Harrell has donated her African American History Collection to the Center For Southeast Louisiana Studies. This collection is rich in photographs, documents, original letters, and personal papers. In this collection other historical information can be found on African American People of Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. Please join host Antoinette Harrell as she discusses the important of preserving the genealocial history of the area and place where y
Have you thought about researching in old barns, attics, basements and other places that may house records that isn't in libraries, universities, the National Archives, State Archvies and other places where documents, records, photographs are held? Peonage Researcher & Genealogist Antoinette Harrell has proving without a shadow of a doubt that genealogy researchers and family historians should be looking in places that many may over look when researching their family histor
Previously aired in September- 2011. Please join host Bernice Alexander Bennett and her special guest Antoinette Harrell - genealogist, family historian & host of Nurturing Our Roots Educational Television Program. Antoinette has conducted African American genealogy research at the St. Helena Parish Courthouse for the past seventeen years. Please join my special guest as she discuss the type of documents she found inside the St. Helena Courthouse vault.
U.S. Navy veteran Ted Visner his wife, Kathy Smith and their family of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, have been living out a horrible nightmare. Two year ago, the family said that they fell victim to a real estate scam by a local sheriff's department employee.
Ted Visner says they bought their former home on a land contract, only to learn seven month later, that the seller, Isabella County Sheriff's Dept., employee Shelly Sweet, was not making monthly payments on the house. A bank foreclosed on the property.
Please join Antoinette Harrell and her guest Ted Visner as they discuss this horrible nightmare.
As a child, I had a great appreciation for the land my great maternal grandmother Emma Mead Harrell purchased in 1896 and 1902 in Amite, Louisiana. The land that has been in our family for seven generations. The land provided food, water, and a place where the Harrell family called home.
According to an article written and published by Spencer D.Wood and Jess Gilbert " Returning African American Farmers to the Land" today, there are only about 18,000 black farmers in the United States. Declining by 98 percent since 1920. Many of our family members and ancestors had land taken away from them by racial oppression, economic presssures, and finanical crisis.
Last week my special guest C.J. Holliday talked about the 837 acres of land her family own in Carroll , Mississippi. She stated that someone is trying to take their land from them. She also stated that her brother was beaten up over the land this year and other family members were even murdered.
Please join host Antoinette Harrell and her special guest C.J. Holiday as they continue this discussion from last Tuesday's night show.
My family migrated as slaves from Darlington, South Carolina in 1803. Fat Ole Levi the slaveholder, set out to claim terrorites for his family and his slaves in Mississippi and Louisiana. The slaveholder and his slaves were among the first to settle in Louisiana and Amite County, Mississippi. My 2nd great maternal grandfather Robert Harrell, his wife and, children were among those who were slaves owned by Fat Ole Levi. Robert Harrell lived to b
Although they were segregated at Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida, they all shared some of the same horrible experiences as little boys at Dozier. The white boys could not go on the black side and the black boys could not go on the white side.
Both black and white boys were beat and whipped in a building call the White House. They all can recall moments in the White House that they wish they could forget.
Please join host Antoinette Harrell and Professor Clare Washington of Portland State University for an interview with these men.
A Carroll County man says an encounter with a group of people on four-wheelers on Feb. 16 has left him with a permanent scar and problems thinking.
Charlie Jackson, said that a gun was pointed at him and he was struck in the face with a beer bottle and hit on the back of his head. Jackson said on Feb.16 he was approached by a group on four-wheelers who were on his land. He said he told them they were trespassing, and they agreed to leave.
He said he told he second group they were on his land and asked them to leave, and then an argument ensued. One man, who Carroll County Sheriff's Department deputies reported was Bradley Ray, told Jackson the land belonged to APAC.
Please join host Antoinette Harrell and C.J. Holiday, the sister of Charlie Jackson for a discussion on this topic.
For the past four years Professor Clare Washington of Portand State University has taught a class on slavery in the 20th Century.
Each Wednesday Professor Washington join host Antoinette Harrell and the men who said they were abused, raped and beat at Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida. Cases of peonage were found at Dozier Reform School. Some of the boys said they worked like slaves at the Reform School.
"For the next four weeks Professor Washington and her students will talk with the men who said they abused at Dozier."
Please join host Antoinette Harrell and her guests; Jerry Cooper, President of the White House Boys Organization, Robert Straley, Andrew Pugh, Michael Tucker, Roger Dean Kiser, Jim DeNyke and Terry Burns.
My roots run deep in Tangipahoa & St. Helena Parish. Meeting the cowboys, farmers, women who are still canning fresh fruit and vegetables. This where genealogy comes alive. These families are living off the legacy of their grandparents and parents. Please join host Antoinette Harrell for an upcoming discussion on living genealogy.
I can only imagine what it is like living in the house with men who were abused, raped and beat as little boys at Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida. Their wives are the ones who witness the nightmares, the bad dreams and the hardship that these men endure.
These women are speaking out and talking about what life is like for them on a daily.
Please join Antoinette Harrell and Professor Clare Washington and her students at Portland State University.
Professor Washington holds a B.S. with hight honors and distinction in Black Studies and English/Professional/Writing form Portland State Unversity.