African-American Genealogy Forum -- Free & Open to the Public!
This exciting forum will be held at the North Carolina Museum of History
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
- Dr. John Quinly Williams, agricultural scientist and author of the forthcoming publication, God, Guts, and Game—Survival of Three African American Families: 1747–2000
- Dr. Barnetta White McGhee, author of Somebody Knows My Name (in photo)
- Dorothy Spruill Redford, retired curator, Somerset Place and author of the 1986 publication, Somerset Homecoming
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Professor Gates wrote and produced the PBS documentary, African American Lives, the first documentary series to employ genealogy and genetic science to provide an understanding of African American history. His latest production, Looking for Lincoln, will air in February 2009.
A panel discussion will feature the four speakers as well as another special guest, Bill Haley, son of Alex Haley, of Roots fame.