TOPIC: Blasting Down That Infamous 1870 Brick Wall
PRESENTER: Melvin J. Collier
Melvin J. Collier is a noted genealogist who has appeared on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are. He is the author of; Mississippi to Africa: A Journey of Discovery, 150 Years Later: Broken Ties Mended, and Ealy Family Heritage: Documenting Our Legacy. Using case studies, this presentation addresses research techniques and methodologies to trace African-American ancestors during enslavement in the South.