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Course 8 Schedule

Members of the Brawner family -- B.Y., Paul, Bessie, Wallace, Brodus, and Helen Course 7:
Researching African American Genealogy: 20th Century Research


This course will focus on the records and research techniques of the 20th Century. More in depth research of the 20th Century will uncover better biographical information beyond names and dates, as well as build a stronger foundation of evidence to aid with researching 19th century ancestors.

Faculty:


Textbooks: TBA


Course Schedule:

Monday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Course Overview (Taylor)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Using CCC Camp Newspapers for African American Research (Pinnick)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: HBCUs Collections (Abbottl)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Field Trip to Miles College (Taylor)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Field Trip to Miles College (Taylor)
Tuesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Announcements/Questions (Taylor)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: African Americans in the 20th Century: Migration & Civil Rights (Spruill)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Research Methodology (Abbott)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Social Security Applications (Hait)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Peonage Files (Jordon)
Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Announcements/Questions (Taylor)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Maps & Mapping, Part 1 (Jordon)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Maps & Mapping, Part 2 (Jordon)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: African American Magazines, Serials & Other Publications (Pinnick)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Church Records (Gillins)
Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Announcements/Questions (Taylor)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: FBI Files (Hait)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Bridging the Gap: 1900 back to 1880 (Hait)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Records of Incarceration (Gillins)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Papers of the NAACP (Gillins)
Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Civil Rights, Genealogy & the 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade (Spruill)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Class Projects (Taylor/Pinnick)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.: Class Projects & Wrap-up (Taylor)



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