We traveled to the historic Rocky Mount Mills in North Carolina to collect local family photographs and stories with our local partner UNC-TV for our new PBS television series, Family […]
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We Are a People of Stories: Wisdom on Saving Your Photos
We are just finishing up the filming of our second television episode of Family Pictures USA with our incredible host Thomas Allen Harris! We’ve enjoyed working with WGCU Public Media […]
Coal, War and Love: A Family Memoir
By Rudean Leinaeng She was beautiful, cultured, and clairvoyant–the pampered daughter of a middle-class colored family; he was handsome and hard-nosed – a laborer with little formal education. How they […]
Distinguished Detroiters: The Barthwell Family History
The story below has been shared with Family Pictures USA by Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans about the many accomplishments of her family members despite the racial adversity they faced. “My family has […]
The Mighty Joe Von Battle – Requiem for a Record Shop Man
My father, the late Joe Von Battle, was an important mid-century recorder and producer of blues and gospel music in Detroit, from 1945 until 1967. He has been called the “Chess of […]
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is Coming to Detroit!
I have been going back and forth to Detroit over the past few months preparing for our Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow as part of the Detroit Historical Society (DHS) Detroit 67 Project – a citywide commemoration of […]
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum!
The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) roadshow headed to Sugar Hill Children’s Museum on January 22th with co-host and co-producer Reverend Malika Lee Whitney! Rev Whitney was a recipient of […]
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow Visits Dartmouth College!
During the Spring 2016, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion worked with Dartmouth students on a student-led DDFR Roadshow. Over the course of a couple of weeks, Dartmouth Senior Vero Davis gathered […]
End of April Highlights from Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Facebook Group
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion chose highlights at the end of April. Here are some of the photographs and stories that were posted in our DDFR Facebook Group. We hope that […]
DDFR Visits Skidmore College & Albany
Our visit to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York was a wonderful experience, full of poignant stories and cherished family photos. Not only were we able to explore new […]