Weeksville Heritage Center is taking its public programming online with a virtual workshop aimed at empowering individuals to explore their African diasporic heritage.
Presented in collaboration with Mocada, Archival Alchemy and Brooklyn Connection, the evening event will bring together experts to guide your genealogical research with specific tips for researching within the legacy of slavery. Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte, a genealogist practioner, will share his story of uncovering family history, oral historian Obden Mondésir will share methods for capturing family stories and NYPL librarian Jermaine Dennis will demonstrate how to use free online research resources.
The online event takes place on Wednesday, April 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information and to register for the event, visit the event page online.
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- Set Back the Clock With a Visit to the Historic Interiors of Weeksville (Photos)
- Walkabout: Black Folks in 19th Century Brooklyn