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The Challenges of Black Genealogy

Friday, November 5, 2021, 5‑6pm EDT
Location: Zoom

The Challenges of Black Genealogy!

Some of the discussion around reparations includes asking who will the recipients be? Some would say that African-Americans would have to trace their families back to slavery. But there are unique challenges when doing genealogy for African-Americans.


Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, consultant, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, and reverse genealogy, and is expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, and researching enslaved communities.

Nicka has diverse and varied experience in media with a background in audio, video, and written communications. She's appeared on TODAY Show, CNN, MSNBC, on the series Who Do You Think You Are and has been interviewed by Oakland Tribune, The Undefeated, National Geographic, and TIME. She is the host of BlackProGen LIVE, an innovative web show with more than 125 episodes focused on people of color genealogy and family history.

She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Please register by Thursday eve November 4.  Zoom link will be sent by noon Friday.  Last minute requests for zoom links may not be accommodated.


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