African American Genealogy in Maryland
By Chris Haley (1 hour and 15 minutes) October 2021
Chris Haley is Director of Research for the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives and Director of the Utopia Film Festival in Prince George's County. He is also co-director of the Capital Region Emmy nominated documentary, Unmarked, on the ongoing plight of often unknown burial sites of formerly enslaved and free African Americans. Chris has spoken on genealogy, African American history and self-empowerment on many occasions over the past twenty years in both the U.S. and Africa. The story of his DNA test that resulted in his discovery and reunion with relatives from the British Isles in 2009 was covered by innumerable news outlets including USA Today and the Huffington Post.