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Image: On parade, the 41st Engineers at Ft. Bragg, NC in color guard ceremony. N.D. 208-NP-4HHH-2. National Archives.

African Americans have a long and complicated history with Independence Day. Early in our nation’s history, as white Americans celebrated their freedom from the British…

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As you celebrate Independence Day, check out this photo from our Photographs and Prints Division of a 4th of July celebration in St. Helena Island, South Carolina (year unknown).
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As you celebrate Independence Day, check out this photo from our Photographs and Prints Division of a 4th of July celebration in St. Helena Island, South Carolina (year unknown).

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Bundy, Sterling or Genealogy’s Whiteout: Racial Justice - Are We Systemically Aware?

Bundy, Sterling or Genealogy’s Whiteout: Racial Justice – Are We Systemically Aware?

Tonight AAGSAR returns to You Got Roots?!, our BlogTalkRadio series kick-started to encourage cross-cultural dialogues on issues impacting the lives and research efforts of People of Color (POC).

On tap this evening, You Got Roots?!will go-in on racism, prejudice and culture bias as experienced by POC — both on and offline. A discussion that includes examining dynamics within the broader…

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You Got Roots?! People of Color Where Are We on the Journey?

You Got Roots?! People of Color Where Are We on the Journey?

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American CapitalismTonight at 6PM ET we return to our You Got Roots?! virtual round-table to talk history with Cornell University Historian Edward E. Baptist about his recent Chicago Sun-Times op-ed, American finance grew on the back of slaves and catching-up with genealogy blogger Taneya Koonce on her recent JET Magazine feature, Rooted In Family History.

We’re taking a ‘pulse-check’ on where People of Colorare on…

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"The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away."

— Robert M. Pirsig

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You Got Roots?! Culinary Historian Michael Twitty’s Coming to School Us!

You Got Roots?! Culinary Historian Michael Twitty’s Coming to School Us!

Michael Twitty - AfroculinariaI always marvel at brown/black people who are at home in their own skin; so comfortable with self they shine in the presence of any audience.

For the American African-descendant that’s no easy task! In a culture that’s yet to make peace with its deeply engrained race-hatred, brown/black children are often encouraged, trained and taught to be anything other than their naturally beautiful selves.

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You Got Roots?! Cool, Let’s Get

You Got Roots?! Cool, Let’s Get

You Got Roots?! Educate. Engage. Advocate.

In a little less than 1 hour AAGSAR’s BlogTalkRadio series, You Got Roots goes live! Wow!:)

With a healthy mix of nervous energy [still figuring out our audio clips!:] and overflowing with PURE excitement [how cool is this?!], we’re gearing-up for AAGSAR: Where African American Genealogy & Smart Technology Connect!

Today’s launch is all about the listening audience getting to know us, the Africa…

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Improve the World… One Real Talk at a Time! You Got Roots?!

You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 @ 6PM ET | @AAGSARFacebook

Improve the World… One Real Talk at a Time! You Got Roots?!

You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 @ 6PM ET | @AAGSARFacebook

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#YouGotRoots?! Be Brave Enough…
"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." - Margaret Wheatley
You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 | @AAGSARFacebook

#YouGotRoots?! Be Brave Enough…

"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." - Margaret Wheatley

You Got Roots?! | Sunday, 2 March 2014 | @AAGSARFacebook