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IAAM Center for Family History with Toni Carrier and Robin Foster

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The International African American Museum's Center for Family History is a one of a kind research center with a special focus on African American genealogy. You can visit the IAAM CFH website at https://cfh.iaamuseum.org/.

The exhibitions at the IAAM will use groundbreaking research to inform cutting-edge exhibit techniques, bringing historical events to life.

The exhibition features eight distinct chapters that guide visitors through the African American story. Visitors begin in West Africa in the 17th century, and end with the formation of new African American communities in the 21st century.

Toni Carrier is an anthropologist, historian and genealogist. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida and is the founder of Lowcountry Africana (www.lowcountryafricana.com), the USF Africana Heritage Project (www.africanaheritage.com) and co-founder with Angela Walton-Raji of Mapping the Freedmen’s Bureau (www.mappingthefreedmensbureau.com ).

Robin Foster has been researching and helping people discover and share information about their ancestors since 1985 and as a blogger and freelancer, she has worked to heighten awareness of genealogical and historical resources through social media. She has worked as a FamilySearch Missionary from May 2007 until July 2013. Robin is a HubSpot certified Inbound Marketer. She was selected as Family Tree Magazine’s Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow in 2014. Robin is currently consulting to establish the Center for Family History at the International African American Museum.