Precious keepsakes -- Wilson's ashes -- How to begin -- Art of interviewing -- Making a slave -- Tracing slave ancestors -- Looking for freed persons -- African connections -- Health matters -- Healing through storytelling -- Twelve keys to health, wealth, and success -- Restoring the family.
a film by Kunhardt Productions ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter W. Kunhardt ; written by Henry Louis Gates. Jr. ; series producers, Graham Judd, Leslie D. Farrell ; a production of Kunhardt Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/ WNET New York.
Place of Publication
[Alexandria, Va.] : Hollywood, Calif
PBS Home Video ; distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment,
Date of Publication
1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast as a four-part television series in 2006.
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Sara-Lawrence-Lightfoot, Mae Jemison, T.D. Jakes, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg.
Listening to our past / producer and director, Jesse Sweet; editors, Eric Davis, Michael Weingrad -- The promise of freedom / producer and director, Leslie Asako Gladsjo ; editors, Joanna Kiernan, Geeta Gandbhr -- Searching for our names / producer and director, Leslie D. Farrell; editors, Merril Stern, Kathryn Moore -- Beyond the middle passage / producer and director, Graham Judd; editors, Kate Hirson, Stefan Knerrich.
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
xxviii, 664 p. : ill., genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
African American Resources at Lancaster County Historical Society.
"Herbert G. Gutman uses quantitative records from the United States census intermixed with qualitative materials such as letters slaves wrote each other, testimony given to Government Commissions, and observations of foreign travelers to assure us that the black family was never disorganized by slavery. He aptly refutes the theory that the slave experience resulted in broken black families. He insists that the black family has always been an effective means for transmitting a black cultural heritage...The volume was stimulated by the public and academic controversy surrounding Daniel P. Moynihan's The Negro Family in America: The Case for National Actions (1965). Moynihan argued that American blacks were caught in a "tangle of pathology" resulting from the deterioration of the black family." [from Endnotes.com]
"By following the story of my great-grandmother Isabella Ford's life, and adding to it with information from available sources, I have been able to get a better understanding of the circumstances of Lancaster's free blacks. Her story provides a sense of life in mid-nineteenth century Lancaster County and shows how free black families held their own, despite an environment that was often unfriendly and that restricted their opportunities by both law and custom."
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v.101 no.4.
"To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Conestoga a brochure bearing the title 'Reflections on a County Village: A history of Conestoga. 1805-1980' was published by Conestoga Township and its anniversary committee...In this seventy-two page historical retrospective there is scant pictorial evidence that African Americans ever lived in Conestoga. Only in the narrative and on two maps is there evidence that Conestoga at one time had a significant African American population."
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
Quasheba's family -- Slavery in the colonies -- Slave families -- Marriage and children -- Helping one another -- The lives of slave children -- The education of slaves -- Field hands -- House servants -- Tradespeople -- Culture from Africa -- The cost of freedom.
Introduces the personal relationships and daily activities that were part of the family life of slaves in colonial America.