The African American Guide to Tracing Our Roots [NOOK Book]

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The African American Family's Guide to Tracing Our Roots...Healing, Understanding & Restoring Our Families" is for every African American who has ever thought about researching their family history! Award-winning historian Roland Barksdale-Hall will help us rethink past events, explore vital health matters, and better understand our families, increase our level of awareness about cultural and historical identities and develop better understanding of the events, which help to shape our families' values, ...
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The African American Guide to Tracing Our Roots

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Overview

The African American Family's Guide to Tracing Our Roots...Healing, Understanding & Restoring Our Families" is for every African American who has ever thought about researching their family history! Award-winning historian Roland Barksdale-Hall will help us rethink past events, explore vital health matters, and better understand our families, increase our level of awareness about cultural and historical identities and develop better understanding of the events, which help to shape our families' values, beliefs, and attitudes. The book discusses a TWELVE-STEP PLAN TO HEALTH, WEALTH, AND SUCCESS. It shows us how to incorporate these easy to achieve every-day activities including: Practicing conversion; Bonding to healthy communities; Getting our dollars to work; Rapping with our elders; Joining together for the common good; Voting in local, state, and national elections; Reading more and Increasing our cultural awareness; Knowing our history and Rethinking our past; Taking a calculated risk; Pursuing our passion and Birthing a vision; Building bridges to confidence through Unity; Celebrating lifeÂ’s passage; Instilling positive values; Excelling in what we do. IT'S ALL HERE! How to Begin, Precious Keepsakes, Looking for Freed Persons, African Connections, Healing through Storytelling and Restoring the Family with detailed listings of Genealogical Societies, Lineage Societies and much more. The African American Family's Guide to Tracing Our Roots" offers solutions by asking tough questions in the Life Applications to provoke constructive thought and discussion. It is a call to get back to work, to heal ourselves, seek restoration of families, and return to the way of caring and sharing.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012857286
  • Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 853 KB

Meet the Author

Roland Barksdale-Hall, MLS, MLLS, MA, founder of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) of Pittsburgh has been researching the black family for more than 25 years. In 2004 he hosted a three-day healing family gathering, entitled "The Restoration of the Family." Mr. Barksdale-Hall's research resulted in the Millennium Family Reunion, held in Detroit, bringing together more than 300 descendants of enslaved African ancestors. He is a certified and charter member of the American Society of Freemen's Descendants and managing editor of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Newsletter. <P> Roland Barksdale-Hall is the recipient of the prestigious 2003 Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) National History Award and the former Peabody Special Collection Librarian, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia.
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