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The Daughter Dialogues podcast shares real-life stories from women of color who honor their ancestors' fight to achieve independence for America and are members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The host, Reisha Raney, a leader in the DAR and a direct descendant of President Thomas Jefferson's grandfather, is conducting research as a Harvard University non-resident fellow, under the direction of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. She is exploring the lives of DAR members of color and their ancestry which includes men and women of American Indian, black or African descent, and white or European descent who contributed to the founding of the USA. This is not an official podcast of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
Reisha Raney is the owner of Encyde Corporation, providing business analysis, systems engineering, independent testing and post implementation solutions for some of the world’s largest systems, ranked in the top 4% of all women owned businesses in the United States by the National Association of Women Business Owners. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Spelman College and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Reisha is the founder and host of DaughterDialogues.com and the Daughter Dialogues podcast. She is also the first black state officer in the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Her DAR journey has been featured in The Washington Post, The Japan Times, USA Today, NBC News, and on the Colors podcast by WTOP (Washington D.C.’s top news radio). The Daughter Dialogues podcast can be found on her website DaughterDialogues.com.
Opening music: Sweet Mellow Spice by AK Alexander Productions