Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tony Burroughs: Heritage Preservation Through Genealogical Research

Tony Burroughs, internationally known genealogist, is speaking at the 10th annual Underground Railroad Public History Conference on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Russell Sage College, Troy, New York as part of the conference "Abolishing Slavery in the Atlantic World: the 'Underground Railroad' in the Americas, Africa, and Europe and its relationship with us today".

As a genealogist, author, and former professor at Chicago State University, Burroughs lectures throughout the United States and Canada on all aspects of genealogy. He is the author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree (Fireside Division of Simon & Schuster, 2001).

He was a guest expert in Roots Remembered (BBC 2007), Oprah’s Roots (PBS 2007), African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates (PBS 2006) and was the genealogist in search of the family of Jesus on three continents in The Real Family of Jesus. The documentary was produced by the BBC. He was a featured genealogy expert in six episodes of the PBS television series, Ancestors 2 (2000), and was the African American Genealogy expert in the original Ancestors (PBS 1997). Burroughs has also been interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News, ABC World News Tonight, BET Nightly News, National Public Radio (NPR) and many local broadcasts.

Don't miss this opportunity. Register for the 10th anniversary conference celebrating and preserving Underground Railroad history in its national and international context and its relationship with us today.

Registration available at www.ugrworkshop.com or by calling 518-432-4432.

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