The Comanche family pictured here is from the early 1900s. Image courtesy of Sam DeVenney. Source: Smithsonian Magazine

African American Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, May 16, 2020 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Heinz History Center

Add to Calendar05/15/2020 10:00 AM05/15/2020 04:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkAfrican American Genealogy WorkshopLearn more about the history and genealogy of African and Native American peoples from genealogical expert Angela Walton-Raji and Alaina Roberts, Ph.D.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Learn more about the history and genealogy of African and Native American peoples from genealogical expert Angela Walton-Raji and Alaina Roberts, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh.

Walton-Raji will discuss methods of searching for your joint ancestry while Roberts will address her work focusing on Native land in Indian Territory in which Indian freedpeople (the former enslaved people of members of the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw Nations) and Black Americans were able to obtain land, build communities, and enjoy certain rights and freedoms.

Both presenters are descendants of African and Native American ancestors.

Registration & Admission

Registration for this program is $20 per person for the public, $15 for members of the Heinz History Center and the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS), $10 for students, and is free for University of Pittsburgh students.

Please register online.

For more information, contact Samuel W Black at 412-454-6391 or swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org.

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