Never say Never! Discovering the Untold Story of Archer Alexander
Keith Winstead of Louisville, Kentucky sent Dorris Keeven-Franke a message in October of 2018 inquiring about a post on Archer Alexander and Muhammad Ali. Neither imagined the journey of discovery that lay ahead. Winstead, a third cousin of Ali, and a great great-great-grandson of Archer Alexander, had spent the past 30 years researching his family history and had just discovered the family connection through DNA. That journey has taken them all the way from St. Charles, Missouri where Keeven-Franke lives to Washington DC to stand at the Emancipation Memorial, where Archer portrays the former enslaved with President Abraham Lincoln.
Keeven-Franke is a writer and professional genealogist, who has been researching the history of St. Charles and St. Louis for over 40 years and Keith Winstead born Louisville, Ky. has been reesearching his family history for over 30 years.