There will be parties, parades, concerts, and marathon movie festivals on network television and streaming services…
Celebrating National Roots Day: Know From Whence You Came
By the time I took interest in my family history, my father was gone, along with many of my older relatives. Many of the memories were now lost from the minds of my surviving elders…
The Davis Family Tree: 10 Years Later, The Search Continues
“It’s been as fun a journey as it has been shocking and, at times, depressing. I mean, it’s so exciting when you find another person, deeper along the roots of the tree, but you always know…”
Alex Haley’s “Roots”: Why The Remake Is Just As Important As The Original
It’s been four years since its release and people still can’t understand why they should watch the reimagining of Roots (1977).
Check out my reasons why you SHOULD watch it…
Before Freedom (Pt 3 of 3): “Better Days Ahead. Right?”
“I think slavery was a mighty bad thing, though it’s been no bed of roses since, but then no one could whip me no more.” Jacob Manson, interviewed at age 80, nearly 70 years after emancipation.
Before Freedom (Pt. 2 of 3): 10 Things We Didn’t Know About Slavery
In this installment, we take a closer look at some of the unknown cruelties of slavery, as learned in my recent studies.