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Healing the Historical Trauma of Slavery through Genealogical Research

By Cambridge Public Library

Has your genealogical research forced you to confront the racial wounds of the past - from slavery to the many forms of racism it engendered?

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12pm – 1pm

Ages 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.

Contact

Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk
617-349-4041

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Free!

Location

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

  Facing "historical trauma" is as necessary for African Americans researching their ancestors who were enslaved as it is for White people who discover their ancestors were enslavers. 

Join us for a workshop with Sharon Leslie Morgan, renowned genealogist and founder of Our Black Ancestry, as we learn about historical trauma and how it affects people today. 

Morgan will introduce the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) model for healing historical trauma and show how genealogical research can help heal the trauma of slavery.   

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour before the program starts.