In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past

In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past

Unlike most white Americans who can search their ancestral records, identifying who among their forebears was the first to step foot on this country’s shores, most African Americans encounter a series of daunting obstacles when trying to trace their family’s past. Slavery brutally negated identity, denying black men and women even their names. But from that legacy of slavery have sprung generations who’ve struggled, thrived, and lived extraordinary lives. For too long, African Americans’ family trees have been barren of branches, but advanced genetic testing techniques, combined with archival research, have begun to fill in the gaps. Here, scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., backed by an elite team of geneticists and researchers, takes nineteen extraordinary African Americans on a once unimaginable journey, tracing family sagas through U.S. history and back to Africa. Dr. Gates brings to life the recovered pasts of: Oprah WinfreyWhoopi GoldbergChris RockTina TurnerMaya AngelouPeter GomesMae JemisonQuincy JonesMorgan FreemanSara Lawrence-LightfootTom JoynerBenjamin CarsonT.D. JakesLinda Johnson RiceKathleen HendersonJackie Joyner-KerseeDon CheadleBliss BroyardChris Tucker More than a work of history, In Search of Our Roots is an important book that, for the first time, brings ...

  • Brand: Gates Henry Louis
  • ASIN: 1510720707

Secrets From The Sand: My Search For Egypt's Past

Secrets From The Sand: My Search For Egypt's Past

The renowned Egyptian archaeologiest offers a personal tour through the fascinating sites that he has excavated over the last thirty-three years, describing his life interest in exploring the hidden secrets of Egypt's glorious past, his discoveries at the great monuments and secret tombs, and other aspects of his adventures in archaeology. 17,500 first printing.

  • Brand: Brand: Harry N. Abrams
  • ASIN: 0810945428

Pride and Joy: African-American Baby Celebrations

Pride and Joy: African-American Baby Celebrations

An entertaining and creative guide for African-American parents presents a host of ideas for incorporating African traditions into personalized baby showers, naming ceremonies, and other celebrations, covering everything from rituals to gift suggestions and recipes. Original.

  • Brand: Brand: Pocket
  • ASIN: 0743406001

Almost to Freedom (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)

Almost to Freedom (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and her mama run away in search of freedom, Sally goes too. This young girl's rag doll vividly narrates her enslaved family's courageous escape through the Underground Railroad. At once heart-wrenching and uplifting, this story about friendship and the strength of the human spirit will touch the lives of all readers long after the journey has ended.

  • ASIN: B00GIRTQ86

FAMILY NAME - A Film by Macky Alston - Original 1997 version VHS Videocassette - 89 minutes - Color - Freedom of Expression Award Winner 1997 Sundance Film Festival

FAMILY NAME - A Film by Macky Alston - Original 1997 version VHS Videocassette - 89 minutes - Color - Freedom of Expression Award Winner 1997 Sundance Film Festival

This Sundance Film Festival winner is an absorbing genealogical real-life detective story that follows a personal odyssey to find out the meaning of the family name. What does a name signify, exactly? Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, white filmmaker Macky Alston never questioned why all of the other Alstons at his elementary school were black. Twenty-five years later, Alston decides to unravel this perplexity in the award-winning documentary FAMILY NAME. Alston s quest to solve his genealogical mystery takes him from New York to Alabama and then back to North Carolina. He seeks clues at family reunions, graveyards, church services, and, eventually, the original Alston plantations. The people he meets vary markedly in race, age, class and perspective, but they all have two things in common: the family name and a compelling story to tell. The biggest question of this investigation, perhaps, is whether it will provide the Alstons with catharsis or create an even greater sense of division. As the revelations mount, FAMILY NAME unfolds an unforgettable emotional journey that transforms our conceptions of the past.

  • ASIN: B0051BX3CA

Family Name

Family Name

This Sundance Film Festival winner is an absorbing genealogical real-life detective story that follows a personal odyssey to find out the meaning of the family name.What does a name signify, exactly? Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, white filmmaker Macky Alston never questioned why all of the other Alstons at his elementary school were black. Twenty-five years later, Alston decides to unravel this perplexity in the award-winning documentary FAMILY NAME.Alston s quest to solve his genealogical mystery takes him from New York to Alabama and then back to North Carolina. He seeks clues at family reunions, graveyards, church services, and, eventually, the original Alston plantations. The people he meets vary markedly in race, age, class and perspective, but they all have two things in common: the family name and a compelling story to tell. The biggest question of this investigation, perhaps, is whether it will provide the Alstons with catharsis or create an even greater sense of division. As the revelations mount, FAMILY NAME unfolds an unforgettable emotional journey that transforms our conceptions of the past.

  • Brand: New Video Group, Inc.
  • ASIN: B00197PP0I
  • UPC: 767685116784

Recipe Guru Pro

Recipe Guru Pro

  • Brand: hidtechs
  • ASIN: B0062YYSTW

Carved African Amethyst Gemstone Peace Angel Pocket Guardian AngelHealing Statue 1.5 inch

Carved African Amethyst Gemstone Peace Angel Pocket Guardian AngelHealing Statue 1.5 inch

Please allow for slight variations in size, shape and color as this is a hand carved natural product. Uses For Pocket Angel: 1: Carry your own Guardian Angel around with you in your pocket or handbag. 2:Give as a gorgeous gift to a loved one. 3: Place in your car to help guide & protect on journeys. 4:Place in a child's room to make them feel safe & secure knowing that their Angel is close by. 5:Hold in your palm and caress for stress reduction. 6:Display on your desk or countertop as a lovely angel ornament or lucky charm. 7:Give as a Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler. Thank you for visiting Justinstones Jewelry Store, we mainly deal DIY gemstone beads and Fashion Jewelry. *Please add the item in your wish list if you like it, you will get informed once it has discount. *You may click our brand name to see more product we listed, or search our brand name. Enjoy in my store......

  • Color: Amethyst
  • Brand: Justinstones
  • ASIN: B012CW48GK
  • UPC: 708402517774

Natural Elements Log Planter (Branch) – Realistic woodland-themed with intricate weathered bark detail + Fiber Soil + moss mulch. Grow small succulents, cactus, African Violets. Striking in any décor.

Natural Elements Log Planter (Branch) – Realistic woodland-themed with intricate weathered bark detail + Fiber Soil + moss mulch. Grow small succulents, cactus, African Violets. Striking in any décor.

As the name implies, Natural Element planters bring the beauty and inspiration of nature into your home. These woodland-themed planters look so authentic you'll find yourself having to touch them to see if they're real wood. But obviously they're not, they're made of a durable lightweight cement / plaster mixture and are built to last. The finish is meticulously hand painted with intricate detail giving them a hyper-realistic look that you'll truly admire. Natural Element planters are designed for small plants. Please notice the planting guide photo to determine how many 2" plants will fit. Small 2" plants are available on Amazon or most grocery stores. Convenient - Includes 3 cups of Fiber Soil Roots breathe, plants flourish. Fiber Soil is made of long strands of microscopic straw-like fibers. The incredibly porous nature of Fiber Soil allows roots to easily stretch and sprawl so plants can flourish. Conventional potting soil tends to compact and choke out roots, leading to root rot and plant failure. And you'll appreciate the convenience of not having to purchase and lug around heavy bags of potting soil. Just hydrate discs (1 cup per disc) in a dish then place around the roots. It's simple and easy. Fiber Soil contains minimal nutrients so you'll need some fertilizer to ke...

  • Brand: Window Garden
  • ASIN: B0773TSL3C
  • UPC: 789185789428

EMIRACLEZE Christmas Gift Jurassic Park Dinosaur River Forest Tree Removable Mural Wall Stickers Wall Decal for Children Home Decor(B)

EMIRACLEZE Christmas Gift Jurassic Park Dinosaur River Forest Tree Removable Mural Wall Stickers Wall Decal for Children Home Decor(B)

Wall stickers enliven and decorate any living space. Unlike regular wall decals, they can be applied to any smooth surface and moved around without damaging painted surfaces or leaving behind sticky residue. They're great for girls' bedrooms, dorms, or even on the inside of lockers! Note: When you receive the sticker, it is rolled up in the tube. However it is easier to work with when the sticker is flat. So please use hard flat things to lay on it to flat. Begin to stick on your wall when it is flat enough. And follow the steps as below: (1) Choose a smooth, clean and dry surface.(Never put it on bumpy, dirty, wet surface, or the sticker will fall off.) (2) Peel the sticker from the sheet one by one. (3) Position the adhesive on a plat surface without pressing them,so that it lets possibility to withdraw them and reposition again if needed.

  • Color: B
  • Brand: EMIRACLEZE
  • ASIN: B014NOWN2G
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