Listen to real-life stories from women of color who honor their ancestors' fight to achieve independence for the United States of America and are members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The host, Reisha Raney, a black leader in the DAR and a direct descendant of President Thomas Jefferson's grandfather, is conducting research as a Harvard University non-resident fellow, under the direction of Henry Louis Gates, Jr, host of the PBS Special "Finding Your Roots", exploring the lives of DAR members of color and their ancestry which includes men and women of American Indian, black or African descent, and white or European descent who contributed to the founding of the USA. Who are these descendants? What challenges did they overcome researching their genealogy? New episodes are released every Thursday. Visit DaughterDialogues.com to subscribe to the newsletter and meet more members of color. Follow us @DaughterDialogs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This is not an official podcast of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). This podcast is independent and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the NSDAR. The President General is the official spokesperson of NSDAR.
Leslie McKesson: Equity Professor. Theodosia’s two Revolutionary War husbands.
Leslie talks about Theodosia, who ran off with cousin and Leslie’s Revolutionary War patriot, William Dula (Dooley) of Irish descent, leaving her first husband, Revolutionary War patriot John Patrick McMullan, and their children without divorcing; the...
Karen Batchelor: First black DAR member. It took a village.
Karen discusses being admitted to the DAR in 1977 as the first known black member by defying resistance within the society; inquiring about admission to the DAR by writing local chapters, upon the suggestion of archivist and friend Margaret Ward; not...
Karen Batchelor: First black DAR member. Genealogical pioneer.
Karen talks about discovering her white Revolutionary War patriot William Hood, who earned her place as the first black woman to be admitted to the DAR; her white maternal great grandmother Jennie Daisy Hood marrying black Prince Albert Weaver, in 1889...
Karen Batchelor: First black DAR member. Somebody has to.
Karen shares stories about how her childhood shaped her into a pioneer having the courage and resilience to defeat opposition she faced when applying to become the first black member of the DAR; her parents being fervent civil rights activists and...
Daughter Dialogues season two: Preview
Starting off Black History Month with the first black member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Karen Batchelor, Daughter Dialogues returns for season two on the first Thursday of February! Learn what to expect to hear from Karen and from...
Daughter Dialogues season one: Reflection
Announcing the end of season one, Daughter Dialogues will return on the 1st Thursday of February at the start of Black History Month. This episode includes observations in review of season one, listener comments and shout outs to social media followers,...
Customer ReviewsSee All
During this turbulent summer of 2020, I have looked forward with anticipation to hearing the stories of authentic women who have documented their heritage for us to listen to. Their stories are woven into the fabric of our countries history. It is gratifying to discover how the DAR has changed over time.
Fascinating, Important History
These stories are fascinating and really bring to light the different research utilized in these Daughters’ genealogy! Hope to see all of you at Congress 2021. If ever in the Kansas City area, please look me up!! Daughter to Daughter!
Preserving our History!
As a lover of American history and a fellow member of the DAR, I am so thrilled this podcast is being created!
Looking forward to it! 💕🇺🇸