In Memoriam: Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright

Image courtesy of Click on Detroit: Wilbur Hughes III (L), Dr. Roberta Hughes Wright (Center), Jeffrey Lieber (R). (Museum of African American History) In Memoriam: Roberta Hughes Wright, PhD, JD April 17, 1922-April 2, 2019   Long known as the First Lady of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan,

Charleston’s IAAM to help African-Americans push past the ‘1870 brick wall’

Charleston’s IAAM to help African-Americans push past the ‘1870 brick wall’   February 24, 2019 — Researching genealogy is easier than ever, particularly with DNA analysis and online archives, but many African-Americans still struggle with a lack of government records on their enslaved ancestors. Among researchers, it’s known as “the 1870 Brick Wall.” Helping African-Americans get