Genealogy is all around us. With TV programs such as Faces of America and Who Do You Think You Are?, interest in tracing our ancestors has vastly increased across the country.
Minnesota Public Radio hosted a one-hour program on genealogy this week with guests Megan Smolenyak, genealogist and author of “Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History” and Bennett Greenspan, founder and CEO of Family Tree DNA, a company that performs DNA testing for genealogists.
You can listen to it online here:
Today on The State of Things…
First Person History: February is the month when all Americans are asked to reflect on the African-American experience.
On today’s show we’ll do just that by opening the oral history archive at UNC-Chapel Hill to get a few first-hand accounts of the struggle for civil rights.
Among the voices recorded decades ago are the Reverend Doctor Pauli Murray, a civil and women’s rights advocate, and Lemuel Delaney, nephew of the famous civil rights pioneers Sadie and Bessie Delaney.
Seth Kotch, coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives in the Center for the Study of The American South at UNC-Chapel Hill, joins host Frank Stasio to discuss these first person narratives that shed light on the Southern experience today.
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