The Bonds of Family and Legacy

Thursday, February 11, 2021 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Free | Please register in advance.
Virtual Program

Add to Calendar02/11/2021 06:00 PM02/11/2021 07:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkThe Bonds of Family and LegacyIn partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, this program will explore the Black family, a topic of study in many disciplines, including history, literature, the visual arts, social policy, and the culture of the culinary arts. Online via ZoomHeinz History Center< and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center/span>falseMM/DD/YYYY

In partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, this program will explore the Black family, a topic of study in many disciplines, including history, literature, the visual arts, social policy, and the culture of the culinary arts.

The Black family knows no single location, since family reunions and genetic-ancestry searches testify to the spread of family members across states, nations, and continents. While the role of the Black family has been described by some as a microcosm of the entire race, its complexity as the “foundation” of African American life and history can be seen in numerous debates over how to represent its meaning from a historical perspective. The family offers a rich tapestry of images for exploring the African American realities of the past and present. 

The discussion will include Christin Haynes, founder of Black Family Scholar; Dr. Jessica Harris, award winning journalist and African Diaspora foodways expert; and Dr. Eric Jackson, Professor of History and Director of Black World Studies at Northern Kentucky University. 

Registration

Registration for this virtual program is free, but advance registration is required. Please register online. Please note that registration is through the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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For more information, please contact Sam W Black at swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org.

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