Friday, July 13, 2018

FREE! Finding Your African American Roots

The Alabama Bi-Centennial Commission and the Montgomery Alabama Stake of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in cooperation with Alabama State
University presents nationally recognized African-American Genealogist and Historian
Frazine Taylor for a seminar on finding your African American Roots:

When: July 21, 2018
9:00 AM to Noon
Where: Alabama State University
Levi Watkins Learning Center
1140 University Dr N,
Montgomery, AL 36106, USA
Cost: Admission is FREE to the public

The Montgomery Community is fortunate indeed to have Frazine K. Taylor, highly qualified and
Nationally sought-after expert in African-American research, to present a course on African-American Genealogical Research. Frazine is the Former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History, President of the Elmore County Association of Black Heritage, Coordinator of the African-American Course for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and author of “Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide”. Frazine’s course, “Overcoming the Challenges of African-American Research” will address the special skills necessary for successful African-American Genealogical Research. After suggesting each individual begin with their own family history [oral and physical], she will introduce special collections of records, teach successful research procedures, suggest organizational formats, and encourage analytical conclusions to findings. She will also include a fantastic bibliography of helpful literature for tracing African-American Ancestors. This course is suited for Beginning and Intermediate researchers.
Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity!

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Join PBS' The Great American Read contest! 

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Voting ends on October 18, 2018 at midnight PT.

View some of these amazing books in Special Collections today!


The  Special Collections Book Club   highlights and celebrates African American fiction  while encouraging thoughtful and engaging discus...