AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
'Claiming Kin' author LIVE 05-15-02
Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs, author of 'Claiming Kin, confronting the History of an African American Family' will be our featured guest Wednesday, May 15th at the Afrigeneas Online Book Club Chat.
The event begins at 9:00pm est/6:00pm pacific.
From the book jacket:
Claiming Kin is a powerful and compelling story about a woman's quest to discover her roots upon the death of the father she barely knew. A former journalist hungry for the truth, she conducted a search into the past that led her from her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, back to the birthplace of the Scrugs family in nearby Williamson County. There she traced the family back to 1847 and the Scruggs farm, where her ancestors were once slaves. Her journey soon became a spiritual and emotional one, forcing her to examine not only her own beliefs about the importance about the importance of family but also her religious beliefs as she turned toward honoring her ancestors. This is a tale that will capture the heart and mind.