I began researching my genealogy when my first child was born. I began with my father’s family because I had an aching desire to understand the origins of my black ancestors. How does my history blend with and inform my current sense of self? How did I get from Louisiana, where my father was born, and Texas, where my mother was born, to the culture of Marin?
A big thank you to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room, who put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the great ways in which she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.