"ROOTS" was a saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.
It captured a nation, and propelled people into taking a long look into their African American heritage.
In this program you will learn how to start researching your family tree. Come to the Library Partnership to learn about your African American ancestors and talk about ways to overcome challenges faced by those working on African-American genealogy. Pre-registration is required.
Caroline Huguet, our genealogy librarian, will show how to navigate census, military and other national records to learn more about family history. Contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-334-3940 for Genealogy questions.
Saturday, Feb. 2; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Library Partnership Branch
912 NE 16th Avenue