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Wed, Feb 08


Sankofa Video, Books, Café

For the Culture Book Discussion

We're chatting with Independent author Aungelic Nelson about her new activity book, For The Culture: A Genealogy Handbook For The Cool Kids.

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For the Culture Book Discussion
For the Culture Book Discussion

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Feb 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


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About the book:

A handbook that introduces Black youth to family history and genetic genealogy. Culturally sensitive, engaging, and filled with activities, this book is a "must-have" for any young African American looking to begin their genealogical journey.

About the author:

Aungelic Nelson is an active genealogical researcher and historian. Born in Los Angeles and raised in an Army family, she spent her school years living all over the country and overseas. She holds both a BA (Columbus State University, Columbus GA,) and a master’s degree (University of Alabama, Birmingham) in American History and was ABD at Auburn University before going to work as an associate professor teaching courses on history and other related subjects. After years of teaching, she became a military historian with the Air Force and completed two deployments downrange as a combat historian. In 2017, she finally settled down in Washington DC, where her passion for genealogy became a mission. That passion led her to create the Majani Project, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit online genealogical club for Black youth ( When she realized there were no books specifically to introduce Black young adults to genealogy, she wrote and published one herself. For The Culture: A Genealogy Handbook For The Cool Kids is a labor of love with lots of pictures and activities to get youth started on their genealogical journey of connecting to their ancestors and finding strength and resilience in their Black heritage. She is a member of various local and national historical societies and genealogical associations and is also working on her professional genealogical certification. A former ANC commissioner for her neighborhood in Washington DC, she enjoys researching genealogy, learning about African spiritual traditions, skating, and cooking. You can find her on Instagram at @Gen-Iyali-g


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