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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 30, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy was a gambling man

Posted Sept 30, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Granddaddy was a gambling man.

He gambled with cards, and my research into card playing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, indicated that (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 29, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy liked the large tar industry

Posted Sept 29, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Granddaddy liked the tar manufacturing industry and his job was called pulling tar.

Granddaddy made certain he earned a thousand dollars a (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 28, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy Adam understood that he worked in the widespread tar industry

Posted Sept 28, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist


Hi everyone,

Tar was not a new industry in America in the 1930s and 1940s.

The industry had existed (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 27, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

What is tar that Granddaddy Adam emptied from cups under indentations on pine trees?

Posted Sept 27, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

What is tar?

Tar is a blackish brown liquid that carries the scent of (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 26, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy Adam pulled bark to get tar, from pine trees, to earn financial support for his family

Posted Sept 26, 2916

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

After marriage, Granddaddy did hard labor-- pulling bark to get tar (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 23, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

It was Granddaddy who set the work standard for Grand Mama and my daddy, uncles, and aunts and was a smart businessman, in all areas of his life, who obtained the right pay for his work, gambling, and farm products

Posted Sept 23, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 22, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Daddy went to see a few girls

Posted Sept 22, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

My daddy went to see a few girls.

He saw each one, once or twice, but courted only one woman, before (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 21, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

The way Uncle Jack courted and the lessons it showed

Posted Sept 21, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

With all my unclesí efforts, especially Uncle Jackís and Uncle Charlieís, there was very little romance (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 20, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Uncle Charlie received an unexpected kiss

Posted Sept 20, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Uncle Charlie desperately wanted a kiss one night and his desire was fulfilled.

His girlfriend's mother lit a kerosene oil lamp and (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 19, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Uncle Charlieís courting was the most exciting in the Shaw family

Posted Sept 19, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Uncle Charlie's courting life was the most exciting in my Shaw family.

As you know, he (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 16, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Rites of passage in families are better for children than ďthings passage of life,Ē which saps their substance and joy from everything

Posted Sept 16, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Without family rites of passage, some (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 15, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy's focus on raising children, who experience family rituals, allowed us to derive other beneficial information to raise good families


Posted Sept 15, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist


Hi everyone,

In 2016, we need to help the young generation, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 14, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

The Shaw childrenís rite of passage to manhood

Posted Sept 14, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

My grandparents tried to make men out of my daddy and uncles.

In the midst of a family, where (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 13, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

My daddy, Adam Shaw, Jr., had his own mischievous story

Posted Sept 13, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Daddy had his own mischievous story that yielded a whipping.

One night, his brothers heard him taking one (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 12, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy Adamís family, in this conversation, looked like the Prodigal Sonís family in the Bible

Posted Sept 12, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

My Uncle Gilbert acted in ways that made our Shaw family (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 9, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

The Shaw children were mischievous
Posted Sept 9, 2016
Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

The Shaw children were lively and mischievous.

Without my grandparents knowing, when they became angry with each other, they agreed to go to (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 8, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining



Except for Daddy, the Shaw children had fun playing, like most children

Posted Sept 8, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Except for Daddy, the Shaw children had fun playing, like most children.

They shot marbles, fished, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 6, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Two other successful parenting lessons derived from Granddaddyís unfair disciplining, once, of his sons

Posted Sept 6, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

Granddaddy suggests two valuable lesson for 2016 about punishing and whipping children..

The lesson (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 2, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

Granddaddy Adam and Grand Mama Courtney taught my daddy, uncles, and aunts how to be best friends

Posted Sept 2, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist

Hi everyone,

The dozen Shaw children paired off.

Daddy's two sisters paired off, (more…)

My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

September 1, 2016

Tags: Family, Black Family, Black Excellence, Racial Equality, Confederacy, US Congressman need a "Pass, " Work Ethic, Family Values, Education, Slavery, Manhood Ritual, Recreation Cotton, Corn, and Peanut Field Work, Disciplining

According to Granddaddy, family authority over children should be in the hands of parents

Posted September 1, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
Cultural Anthropologist
Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
Spousal Abuse Specialist
Christian Church Specialist
Racism Specialist


Hi everyone,

Granddaddy teaches that parents should know their childrenís friends and acquaintances and this (more…)

Selected Works

Articles
In the Phylon journal, my article "The Black Beauty Parlor Complex in a Southern City" examines the role of the beauty parlor in the adaptation of black women, by social class, in Newport News, Virginia. In the Virginia Social Science Journal, young adult men are adamant about becoming unwed fathers.