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.