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

October 31, 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

Annie Bell Rutherfordís history was plain and extended

Posted Oct 31, 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,

Who was the woman my daddy eyed?

She was Annie Bell born in 1908 to Miss Alice Rutherford in Culloden, (more…)

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

October 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

Daddy was grown and searched for a wife and set his eyes and heart on Annie Bell Rutherford

Posted Oct 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,

Daddy looked around for a hard-working woman with high morality. (more…)

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

October 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

After Granddaddyís and Grand Mamaís dozen children, including Daddy, reached 21 years of age, they had distinct personalities

Posted Oct 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,

After each Shaw child reached 21 years-of-age, my grandparents told (more…)

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

October 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 and our family became ďFirst Colored Citizens of Evergreen, AlabamaĒ because of our excellence, as a family, and the title was awarded by the white citizens in Evergreen.

Posted Oct 26, 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 (more…)

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

October 25, 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

Mealtime manners at Granddaddyís and Grand Mamaís house

Posted Oct 25, 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 required all of us to come to the table and be seated at the same time.

(more…)

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

October 24, 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 customized Lazy-Susan Table, a museum piece, was my Shaw familyís dining table

Posted Oct 24, 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 Shaw family ate their meals at a customized Lazy-Susan table, that Granddaddy had (more…)

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

October 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

My Granddaddy and Grand Mama provided abundant food on the table for mealtime

Posted Oct 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,

In addition to farming, my grandparents kept an abundance of food on the table for (more…)

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

October 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

Todayís other lessons from Granddaddyís business acumen

Posted Oct 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,

It follows that all black Americans ought to be smart on their jobs and get what they deserve and (more…)

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

October 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

Granddaddy told the 20th century white manís philosophy of Negro working people was flawed and contradictory. Has white manís philosophy changed?

Posted Oct 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,

White cotton, peanut, and corn (more…)

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

October 18, 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 used other ways to get white buyers of peanuts, cotton, and corn, to pay him the same price they paid white farmers for their farm products

Posted Oct 18, 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,

Still (more…)

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

October 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

Granddaddy was a successful farmer in the 20th century.

Posted Oct 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,

Granddaddy was a businessman farmer and instructed Daddy, as the under-patriarch, to require all his sisters and brothers to (more…)

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

October 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

Granddaddy gave daddy, his overseer, disciplinary power over his sisters and brothers

Posted Oct 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,

Granddaddy understood that for Daddy to run a good farm staff, he needed disciplinary power, and, (more…)

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

October 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 nicknamed my daddy, Adam Shaw, Jr. ďBoyĒ to keep him humble, to serve as under-patriarch of the Shaw family farm business

Posted Oct 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,

Granddaddy prepared to become a businessman (more…)

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

October 11, 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 organized and reorganized my daddy, aunts, and uncles, in different jobs, like corporations

Posted Oct 11, 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,

As a farmer, Granddaddy insisted that Grand Mama, Daddy, (more…)

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

October 10, 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 was a good business man

Posted Oct 10, 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,

I loved my grandfather with passion because he loved me, had genuine manhood, and believed in working hard, because that was (more…)

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

October 7, 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

Granddaddyís good memory paid off

Posted Oct 7, 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 man with a good memory and everyone in the family knew it.
While he was enjoying liquor and drunkenness, (more…)

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

October 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

My granddaddy taught, another way, in the 20th century, that liquor-drinking men should control the habit and not let it control them

Posted Oct 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,

Though I am not encouraging black (more…)

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

October 5, 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 Shaw, Sr. was a liquor-drinking man and taught black men how to drink and save their money

Posted Oct 5, 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,

Yes, my wonderful granddaddy was a liquor-drinking man, too.

(more…)

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

October 4, 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 loved his siblings born to his mother who was freed from slavery, in 1861, and the conversation shows that he became an investor in more land to help Uncle Charlie Moore, his half-sibling, born to Great Grandmother Julie, to keep the land in the family

Posted Oct 4, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
Author and Speaker
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

October 3, 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 financial investor

Posted Oct 3, 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 also a financial investor.

Granddaddy became an investor by pulling bark and gambling and saving his money. When he accumulated enough (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.