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An African's Perspective on DNA Testing with Ada Anagho Brown

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Ada Anagho Brown will explore as an African why she tested her DNA and the questions raised after identifying the many people who share her DNA outside the continent of Africa. How did they get here? Where were they taken? Where they alone? How did they survive captivity? Who are they? Are there more out there? 

These question stimulated so many more questions and emotions....

Ada Anagho Brown is a native of Cameroon whose family moved to the United States in 1975. She is the third child of the current Chief of Ngwo located in the Njikwa subdivision of Cameroon.

Over the years, she has dedicated her life to promoting Africa.  For several years she worked with a non-profit American based organization whose mission was to give back to the children of the United States through music and culture. For the past three years, she has organized trips to Cameroon with African Americans who traced their DNA to Cameroon. Collectively, she has facilitated the travel of over 160 individuals.

In 2012 she launched Roots to Glory Tours. Roots to Glory Tours is a company dedicated to “Bridging the Gap” between the United States and Africa.

In addition to her work as a stay home mom, she is also the Chair of the organizing committee for the Pan African Festival (Panafest) held yearly in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.

She is currently a board member of the Bunce Island Coalition USA, the All Cameroonian Cultural Development Foundation as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.