Sunday, July 3, 2011

Recommendation for About Peonage and Nurturing Our Roots

Antoinette Harrell, genealogist and peonage researcher, and researcher, writer, Robin Foster recently received a letter of recommendation from Professor Clare Washington of Portland State University for providing resources on About Peonage and hosting six episodes on Nurturing Our Roots Blog Talk Radio where students were able to receive supplemental resources, discuss blog posts on peonage, and ask questions.
Home in modern-day Fluker, Louisiana.  Walter C. Black, Sr., Photographer.

Before her course began, Professor Clare Washington flew to the Mississippi Delta to tour some of the areas most affected by poverty and peonage.  Antoinette took her on a tour of the area where Crawford Allen and his family were kidnapped.  See Crawford Allen and family sold for $20 in Fluker, LA.

For six weeks, Professor Washington, Antoinette, and Robin were able to interact with students on Blog Talk Radio, and each week the students shared their opinions and reactions from family and friends with whom they discussed the things they learned. It was very rewarding to engage in a dialog on so many levels with scholars, genealogists, researchers, students and the regular listening audience of Nurturing Our Roots.

Each of the following blog posts on About Peonage was discussed during episodes of Nurturing Our Roots:
Peonage letter leads Harrell to Oprah Winfrey's ch...
Genealogist reveals Georgia Roman Catholic priests...
Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) knew slavery did n...
Jewish immigrants suffered peonage in United State...
Crawford Allen and family sold for $20 in Fluker,...
Thurgood Marshall notifies DOJ about 1943 peonage ...

Each of the episodes are available on Blog Talk Radio.  The following is the episode, "Thurgood Marshall Notifies DOJ about 1943 Peonage Case in MS:"

Thurgood Marshall notifies DOJ about 1943 peonage case in MS








Listen to internet radio with antoinette harrell on Blog Talk Radio



Professor Washington will continue to be able to access the resources at About Peonage and Nurturing Our Roots Internet Radio Show, and further resources are being developed for her next session in the fall.  This is just one of the many ways Robin Foster and Antoinette Harrell are using social media to educate both university communities and the grass roots about African American history and slavery in the 20th Century.

We appreciate the recommendation from Professor Washington has been made available with permission:

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