The following announcement was written by the University at Buffalo:
Giving their ancestors a voice: UB workshop to provide descendants of slaves with tools to research family history
Descendants of Dred Scott, Solomon Northup, Jeffrey Brace, Lewis G. Clarke, Moses Grandy, William Grimes and Venture Smith to take part in historic event
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The descendants of former slaves will gather at the University at Buffalo for a groundbreaking workshop to reconnect participants with their ancestors, further reveal their family histories and bring new voice to rich historical stories often silenced by the difficulties of tracing obscure and hard-to-follow genealogical paths.
The unprecedented three-day Workshop for Descendants of Authors of Slave Narratives, which will explore participants’ ancestral roots through discussions, reflections and writing exercises, will be led by Kari Winter, professor of transnational studies and director of UB’s Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.