Sankofa Project- African DNA
Still wandering? We're doing our part to reconnect as many African families torn apart by the slave trade as possible. We've collected several hundreds of DNA samples from Africa that have already led to exact matches here in the United States and Europe. If your research leads you to the waters edge, where will you turn for more information to answer those all important questions? Who am I? and Where did I come from? Granted: Many generations of Americans may have the same questions but for the African descended Americans, the painstaking efforts to retrace the footsteps of our ancestors is far more complicated because while the United States is made up of a nation of immigrants- African descended Americans are not descendants of immigrants. Our story is different, far differnt than any other in the Diaspora and the one saving grace to help us answer our questions is DNA. To participate in the CAAGRI Project at Family Tree DNA, --click here get your kit today!
Ties That Bind
Most of us generally go about our busy lives without any attention given to the subtleties around us. Our schedules don't allow our minds to rethink the places and things we see every day. For example, when we think of Washington D.C., towering monuments etched in stone might come to mind. In New York, we may think of the Statue of Liberty and New Orleans triggers Mardis Gras on Canal Street. It is second nature to associate these landmarks with a specific geographic location because that's what we've been trained to do as a part of our history lessons in school. What our classrooms and books did not include is the subject of Ties That Bind. Here we will explore the enormous ancestral footprint of Africa in our every day lives on every habitable continent in the world, since the beginning of time.
Dulin Learning Center, Room 134
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.