The Curious Autodidact

December 2, 2009

A Podcast Worth a Listen: Roots of Family Trees

Filed under: media related,social justice — Honilima @ 8:53 am

Michelle Obama with her brother and parents, courtesy of the Obama Campaign

On Point Radio features an interesting story about Megan Smolenyak, a genealogist who worked with The New York Times investigating Michelle Obama’s heritage. The result was the recent article, “In First Lady’s Roots, a Complex Path From Slavery” a headline story tracing first lady Michelle Obama’s family tree and the twisty turning branches of many Americans. Also featured on this show are Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University and Sam Sanders, an NPR Kroc Fellow, a program for aspiring public radio journalists.

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