|Aunt Julia Stevenson Geder; 1907 - 1970|
I think that many of us have Ancestors worthy of biographical sketches. These narratives can sit beside those of Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Madame Walker, and all of our heroes.
Within these narratives are stories that tell our true history; who we are; what we are made of, and what we have contributed to the legacy of the land where we reside. I believe these narratives define us.
Similar to the slave narratives, there should be an equally accessible repository of biographies of other African American and African Ancestored peoples.
I want to know about our people! I want to tell our children to "click" on the names of these folks in your community that shaped your destiny and contributed to your heritage.
Compiling the static data from existing records of our Ancestors is great. That's what conventional genealogy is all about. Telling the stories of our people is even greater.
Growing up, I didn't see much of Aunt Julia, Dad's sister. I wonder what her story is.