May 18, 2021
Tracing one's ancestry as a Black person in America can often be
a short endeavor. But for Latise Hairston, she was able to go all
the way back to West Africa. As a member of one of the largest
families in America, the Hairston "property" ledger connected some
dots and ancestry.com did the rest (#NotAnAd).
From a Ghanaian name giving ceremony to family ties rooted in slavery, and a bout with COVID-19 to workplace and police discrimination, Latise covers it all in our hour together.
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The book is the story of the large Hairston family, whose ancestors included both slaveowners and enslaved people, incorporating the experiences of both.
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