Monday, August 28, 2006

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the March on Washington (1963)

A march for jobs and freedom. The more things change, the more things remain the same. This week I've been watching quite a few Katrina anniversary shows - from Spike Lee's documentary on HBO to a semi-feel good on HGTV. What resonates is why this region can be so easily ignored.

Then I saw the march program on the National Archives site. Boomers have got to know that we are not nearly done.

Our Documents - Official Program for the March on Washington (1963)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

African American Genealogy Symposium

As we get older, the need to know who we are and where we came from becomes even more important. Elders are beginning to pass on and our progeny could certainly use the anchor of history. The National Archives is presenting a symposium that could assist you in getting started on your family research.

NARA - Know Your Records - Know Your Records: African American Genealogy Symposium

Friday and Saturday, September 8-9, 2006
10:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
National Archives in College Park, MD

Reservations required. To pre-register, call Jessie White at 202-357-5333.