- How Melvin was able to connect the dots between his family’s oral history and finding the documents that confirmed his ancestors last slaveholder
- The impact that discovering the last slaveholder has had on his family, especially the younger generations.
- Advice on the steps to take to trace the last slaveholder of your ancestors.
- His experience on the show “Who Do You Think You Are”
- How individuals and socities who focus on African American research can be featured more on the national stage
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Links mentioned in this podcast:
150 Years Later Book Website – www.150yearslater.com
Mississippi to Africa Book Website – www.mississippitoafrica.com
Robert W. Woodruff Library – Atlanta University Center – http://www.auctr.edu/rwwl/Home/archivescollections/tabid/91/Default.aspx
Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Metro Atlanta Chapter – http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaaahgs/
NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, Season 3, Spike Lee – http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/bios-season-1/spikeL.shtml