31 episodes

"Genealogy Roadshow" host and author of "The Family Tree Toolkit," Kenyatta D. Berry looks into genealogy, ancestry, and family history as well as what it means to have enslaved ancestors, and interviews with experts in the field.The music for this podcast is "Good Vibe" by Ketsa.

Conversations with Kenyatta Kenyatta D. Berry

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

"Genealogy Roadshow" host and author of "The Family Tree Toolkit," Kenyatta D. Berry looks into genealogy, ancestry, and family history as well as what it means to have enslaved ancestors, and interviews with experts in the field.The music for this podcast is "Good Vibe" by Ketsa.

    A Conversation with Regina Mason

    A Conversation with Regina Mason

    On this episode of Conversations with Kenyatta, Kenyatta D.  Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit, and host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow  sits down with Regina Mason, who is a direct descendant of William Grimes.

    The two discuss what genealogy means, especially to those who were enslaved, or who have African Roots, and why that's been taboo to discuss in the past, and even today. They also dive into Gina's Journey, a film about Regina's experiences with her genealogy, as well as her book, which focuses on her ancestor, William Grimes.

    The music for this episode, as always, is "Good Vibe," by Ketsa.

    • 46 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Joshua Rothman, University of Alabama

    A Conversation with Dr. Joshua Rothman, University of Alabama

    On this special 30th episode of Conversations with Kenyatta, Kenyatta is joined by Dr. Joshua Rothamn, Professor of history and current department chair of the University of Alabama.  Dr. Rothman and Kenyatta discuss his books, his work researching the enslaved, as well as what trauma for enslaved individuals through their oppressors looks like, and how historical figures did their best to help in times of enslavement. 

    • 45 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Kari Winter

    A Conversation with Dr. Kari Winter

    This week, Kenyatta D. Berry, host of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, author of The Family Tree Toolkit, and motivational speaker is joined by Dr. Kari Winter, a professor of American Studies at the University of Buffalo.

    She and Kenyatta discuss her book, The Blind African Slave: or, Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace, how literature and the portrayal of Black characters has influenced her work, and what her upcoming projects are.

    Dr. Winter served as director of the University of Buffalos Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (Gender Institute), which supports research on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social forces, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, religion and place.

    In addition, she has focused on spearheading "Reclaiming Our Ancestors," a national network of scholars, artists, and activists aimed to promote racial justice and public history through focusing on attention on 18th- and 19th-century African Americans and their descendants in the 21st century. She also is working with a team of filmmakers based in Vermont to create a television series about 18th- and 19th-century multicultural people in northern New England, primarily African Americans and Abenakis.

    The music for this episode, as always, is "Good Vibe," by Ketsa.

    • 49 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Antoinette Harrell

    A Conversation with Dr. Antoinette Harrell

     This week on Conversations with Kenyatta, I'm joined by Antoinette Harrell, and it's a fascinating conversation.

    We dive not only into her work but what it means to be a genealogist and an activist, in an episode that's sure to inspire you in multiple ways.  

    • 42 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Valerie Johnson

    A Conversation with Dr. Valerie Johnson

     This week on Conversations with Kenyatta, I'm joined by Dr. Valerie Johnson, the Dean of Arts and Science for Shaw University. 

    We have a wonderful conversation on everything from redlining and what Dr. Johnson had to experience growing up, and what she has been working on now - including teaching me about a new record set! 

    • 44 min
    A Conversation with John F. Baker Jr.

    A Conversation with John F. Baker Jr.

    In this episode, Kenyatta D. Berry, host of Genealogy Roadshow and author of The Family Tree Toolkit, talks with author and genealogist John F. Baker, Jr.

    Find out more about him, and his work here: https://wessyngton.com/

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Chloeandtrent ,

Amazing!!

This was so interesting and amazing I love it! KenyattaReally covers everything and gives the average person a moreDetail look at something that could be so intricate and confusing I highly recommend this

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