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Healing the Historical Harm of Slavery

Broadcast on February 01, 2023
With Sharon Leslie Morgan
Hosted by Lisa Bonnice

Sharon Leslie Morgan will explore genealogy as a tool for healing the historical harm of slavery. Sharon will discuss historical harm, the legacy of African American enslavement, and what we can do to heal historical harm.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • What is historical harm
  • How the legacy of African American enslavement still affects us today
  • What we can do to heal the wound of historical harm
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Sharon Leslie Morgan

Writer & Genealogist

Sharon Leslie Morgan is a writer and genealogist. She is the founder of Our Black Ancestry, a peer research community devoted to African American genealogy. She is a retired multicultural marketing expert who worked for many years as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies. A Chicago native, she has lived abroad in the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. She is the co-author, with Thomas DeWolf, of GATHER AT THE TABLE: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade (Beacon Press, 2012).

Sharon Leslie Morgan