Coming to the Table: A Community Dialogue about Inequality

February 2, 2013

On January 25, ” target=”_blank”>Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History (Beacon Press, 2008).  Before the thirteenth amendment was made to the United States Constitution and slavery became outlawed, Tom’s forefathers, the DeWolf family, were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, having transported around 10,000 slaves during the middle passage.  You can read on Tom’s website, about traveling with nine distant relatives on a life-altering journey through Rhode Island, Ghana, and Cuba to film the Emmy-nominated documentary ” target=”_blank”>OurBlackAncestry.com, a website devoted to helping people appreciate and explore African American family history and culture.  For more than 25 years, Sharon has been researching her family history in Lowndes County, AL and Noxubee County, MS.  Professionally, Sharon is a marketing communications consultant. A pioneer in multicultural marketing, she is a founder of the ” target=”_blank”>Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade.  You can read on their website how over a three year period, the interracial pair traveled thousands of miles through twenty-seven states and overseas, building an improbable relationship.  Using genealogy as an undercurrent, they visited each other’s families, ancestral towns, court houses, sites of racial terror, cemeteries, plantations and antebellum mansions, seeking to come to terms with the history out of which racism evolved. In an article I found online by ” target=”_blank”>Eastern Mennonite University and its STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) and Coming to the Table programs.  

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