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Celebrating Untold Stories of Early Kentucky Families

Title: Celebrating Untold Stories of Early Kentucky Families

Start: October 16, 2021, 1:00 pm

End: October 16, 2021, 2:30 pm

In celebration of Family History Month, please join the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky and the Kentucky Historical Society for a FREE joint virtual event: “Celebrating Untold Stories of Early Kentucky Families” – panel session and film premier – on October 16th, 1-2:30pm, to be hosted via Zoom!

We welcome the following panelists for a program focused on resources available to help uncover stories and restore voices to those who were rendered voiceless through historical oppression. Guest panel moderated by Cheri Daniels, KHS’ Head of Library and Archives:

  • Rachel Grimes: Composer and Filmmaker
  • Dr. Alicestyne Turley: Project Director, Freedom Stories International Storytelling Center and Board Member of KHS and the African American Heritage Commission
  • Sharyn Mitchell: Berea College Research Specialist
  • Kate Hesseldenz: Curator & Development Assistant at Liberty Hall Historic Site
  • Denyce Porter Peyton: Genealogist

As we gather together for this special event, panelists will share methodology and resources for researching genealogy specific to early African American families. In conjunction with this event, registrants will be able to view Grimes’ 30 minute film “Along the Way Forth:  Unraveling Dominion” which explores the compelling story of four generations of the Hart family, beginning with recent research into the long life of Dolly, an enslaved woman who was one of the initial settlers at Fort Boonesborough. Viewing of the film will take place via a private YouTube link and attendees are encouraged to view the film prior to the event. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

To register for the October 16th event, please complete this form:

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