|Workshop covers researching, preserving African-American family history April 14|
|Thursday, April 05, 2012|
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill experts and an author who documented the experiences of her enslaved ancestors at a North Carolina plantation will offer a workshop on how to research and preserve African-American family history on April 14.
The workshop will focus on resources and methods for genealogical research, preservation of African-American family collections and use of primary sources in library collections.
Featured speakers will be:
The workshop is part of a series of events related to theAfrican-American FamilyDocumentationInitiative, an effort to acquire and make available for research a wide range of archival materials – letters, journals, photographs and more – to document the experiences of black North Carolinians and their families.
The initiative also includes the exhibit“SouthernRoots, EnduringBonds: AfricanAmericanFamiliesinNorthCarolina,” on view in the Southern Historical Collection (fourth floor of Wilson Library) through July 1. The exhibit tells the stories of black families and communities in the South, and encourages African-American families to partner with the library in preserving their family history.