I've always known I come from a strong family.
The stories of my own parents' struggles and triumphs, and those of their parents, are a constant reminder of the traditions I carry with me.
Searching my ancestry, I found a brilliant tapestry of hope, courage and innovation that goes back centuries.
Many African-Americans interested in tracing back their family history often hit a brick wall around 1870. The brick wall is, of course, slavery.
So one of the first things I did was take a DNA...Full Story