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Zann Nelson will discuss the occurrence of selling literally 100s of thousands of enslaved people South to the cotton and sugar fields with Virginia being the largest exporter and how challenging it is to reunite these ancestors with their place of birth and in many cases with family members who remained behind. Searching for the sixteen slaves sold South is supported by the Montpelier Foundation to learn more about the 16 enslaved Virginians sold by James Madison in 1834 to William Taylor who relocated them to Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.
The ultimate goal is to find at least one living descendant. It is an ambitious endeavour but one well worth the effort.
Zann Nelson is a historian and freelance writer specializing in historical investigations with a focus on African American history.
She currently serves as the Director of African American Descendants’ Project for James Madison’s Montpelier Foundation.
The project’s two primary goals are to 1) build a mutually beneficial alliance between the African American Descendant Communities and the Montpelier Foundation and 2) identify and connect with living descendants of those whose ancestors lived free or enslaved at Montpelier or in other parts of Orange County, Virginia.
She holds a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University and resides on the family farm in Culpeper County, VA
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Professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, joins Jane this week to talk about the African American slaves of the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Seminoles -- the Five Civilized Tribes. More than 20,000 enslaved people walked the Trail of Tears with the Southeastern Indians to Oklahoma and then were freed after the Civil War. Find out the history and how to research our Black Indian ancestors using the Freedmen's records (not to be confused with the Freedmen's Bureau records).
A founding member of AfriGeneas.com, Angela. Walton-Raji specializes in information for beginning genealogists, via daily and weekly online genealogy chats on AfriGeneas. As host of a weekly genealogy podcast, a number of instructional videos and as an expert consultant on video documentaries, Angela is a published author, host of 3 blogs, in addition to a 10-year ongoing message board, 3 websites, and The African Roots Podcast.
Bernice Bennett welcomes James Louis Bacon for a moving discussion about his genealogical journey to document his family history.
James Louis Bacon has entertained a lifelong passion for writing and African American History. He began his family research 35 years ago and published his book in 2016. He is a veteran of the United States Navy where he proudly served from 1970-1974. The Ties That Bind is a written tribute to his family which documents both the hardships, strength and fortitude of those who were enslaved. It is the story of the Van Arsdale, Jackson and Bowie Family and their struggle to live as free Black Men and Women. It traces their triumph as they emerged out the uncertainty and unforgiving nature of bondage into a strange new world of Freedom. It is also the story of the Industrial Savings Bank founded in 1913 by John Whitelaw Lewis & William Augus Bowie who was the grandson of a slave and their important historical contributions to Black Washington DC.
As Carl Sagan said, "You have to know the past to understand the present." History has shaped our nation's character, and our collective strength is measured in how we came together during our most challenging moments: the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, World War II, the Dust Bowl, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Challenger disaster, Operation Desert Storm, 9/11 and countless struggles before and since. But history also contains triumphs, from ending slavery to the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall to Mars rover Curiosity. Join in discussion on these and more with historians, collectors, authors, professors and conspiracy theorists alike. Our hosts also show much support for our troops and military families. In fact, technology has played a big part in bringing soldiers closer to home, as they text, email and Skype from the front, and our â€œtalk to the troopsâ€ episodes are always inspiring.
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