ERIC Number: ED248151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Grassroots Genealogy: Exploring, Documenting and Preserving Black Family History. A Pilot Workshop. (Greensboro, North Carolina, January 28-31, 1981 and February 9-10, 23, 1981).
Young, Tommie Morton, Ed.
A workshop model focuses on using lesser-known resources to document black family history and lineage. Although designed for use in North Carolina, this model can be adapted for use in any state or community. Following an introduction which summarizes the workshop format is an overview which outlines the goals, objectives, and focus of the workshop. Then an essay on the traditions of the Western family traces the history of family organization in Western civilization and places the black family in the context of this historical development. A second essay, "Adaptions and Accommodations," discusses kinship and black family structure under slavery and after emancipation. "A Recipe for a Hip Black Life" provides a vehicle for encouraging black pride. "Ten Steps for Rooting Out the Past" presents guidelines for conducting family history research. A worksheet allows participants to chart their own personal history. Several charts illustrate a family tree, kinship diagraming, and North Carolina counties with genealogical sources on blacks. The model concludes with a two-page bibliography. (LP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family History; Genealogy
Note: Workshop sponsored by the Afro-American Family History Project and assisted by the North Carolina Humanities (NEH) Committee.