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Frazine K. Taylor

Portrait of Frazine Taylor B.S., Knoxville College
M.S.L.S., Atlanta University

Coordinator: Course 7
Lecturer: Course 7

Frazine K. Taylor is a former Peace Corps volunteer and administrator who served in the Fiji Islands and traveled extensively in the South Pacific before she obtained her Master in Information Studies degree from Atlanta University. She has over twenty years experience as a librarian, archivist, lecturer and writer and has received numerous awards during her career including Employee of the Year from the Alabama State Employee Association. She is the former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) and is an expert on Alabama records at ADAH. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She is the President of the Elmore County Association of Black Heritage, Chair of the Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission, and member of the Society of Alabama Archivists. She serves on the boards of the Patrons for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University (ASU), the Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance, the Friends of the Alabama Archives and the Alabama Governor's Mansion Authority. Since 2004 Ms. Taylor has coordinated the African American Course for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. She works part-time at Alabama State University (ASU) as an Archivist.

Ms. Taylor researched family roots and ties to Alabama for the PBS series for Tom Joyner, Linda Johnson Rice, and Condoleezza Rice, for African American Lives 2 (2008) and Finding Your Roots (2012). Mrs. Taylor is the author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide, published in 2008.

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