Course Description

Instructor: Althea Sumpter

You may know stories about your family, maybe even your DNA  but can you put the history of your family into context? Do you know your heritage or the story behind how you became who you are? In my case, as a Black woman of the South, I am trying to learn the story of my Chinese ancestry. By using family stories and any current genealogy, this course helps you find the resources necessary to answer questions about family history. We should no longer be afraid to uncover records of enslavement or of plantation ownership. Are you from a Free Black family? Or did your family member belong to a white nationalist organization? The stories of family converge with the history of who we are in this country. Find out your story of origin, your heritage and how you became the person you are today.
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