[PAST EVENT] African American Newspapers in Genealogical Research, Summer Sankofa Series Workshop w/ Tim Pinnick

August 8, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Summer Sankofa Series 2023, hosted by the Lemon Project Geneaology Initiative, concludes with "African American Newspapers in Genealogical Research," a workshop presented by Tim Pinnick, on August 8 at 6:30 p.m.

African American newspapers quickly became the voice of the community after emancipation. They were used in a variety of ways to inform, uplift, and unite the race north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Locating available resources is vital to the African American research process.

Tim Pinnick is an article writer, national speaker, and author of the book, “Finding and Using African American Newspapers”. From 2006-2020 he taught as an associate instructor in the biennial “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. In 2019 and again this year, Tim was the coordinator and facilitator of a landmark workshop course at the Institute entitled “Building an African American Research Toolbox”.  He has also accepted instructor assignments as part of the inaugural Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute in 2013, and more recently has been part of the faculty for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, and Genealogical Institute on Federal Records.   

A lover of history, he has presented papers at four large history conferences, and over the years has served on the board of three genealogical organizations.  Tim is the Co-Chair and Lead Researcher for New Hanover County Community Remembrance Project, which partnered with the Equal Justice Institute to conduct a Soil Collection Ceremony in November of 2021 to honor the victims of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre & Coup.  


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