The Columbia Family History Center's Autumn Family History Presentation will feature Bernice Bennett, who will present "My Journey Back to the Motherland."
Bennett is an author, genealogist, nationally recognized speaker, storyteller, and producer-host of the popular Research at the National Archives and Beyond blog talkradio program. She is the first recipient of the Ida B. Wells Service Award given by the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passages for her dedication to broadcast stories about enslaved and indentured ancestors of African descent. Bennett is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Genealogical Society and also a founding Coordinator and faculty member of the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute. In addition, she is a Citizen’s Archivist with the National Archives in Washington, DC. Her genealogical research centers on Southeast Louisiana, and Edgefield and Greenwood Counties, South Carolina.
For more information on this event contact Diana Gardner at 410-461-5596 (try this number first) or 443-934-0254 or MD_Columbia@ldsmail.net