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

November 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

In this conversation, Mama completes birthing me, a Fourth Generation Shaw family member, with the help of her seasoned midwife, Mittie Billups

Posted Nov 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,

I am almost in the world.

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

November 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

In this conversation, Mama birthed me, a Fourth Generation Shaw family member, with the help of a midwife, which was customary for Negro women, in the first part of the 20th century, when they birthed children

Posted Nov 28, 2016

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

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

November 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

Aunt Willie Lee asked Daddy a question on his wedding night

Posted Nov 23, 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,

Daddyís siblings were quite a bunch on Daddyís wedding day.

The eleven Shaw sisters and (more…)

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

November 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

Annie Bell Shaw, my mama, became a Shaw, forever

Posted 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,

Annie Bell became a Shaw and always remained a Shaw.

Granddaddy and Grand Mama called Annie Bell ďDaughter,Ē and Daddyí (more…)

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

November 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

After Daddyís and Mamaís marriage, there was a wedding celebration

Posted Nov 21, 21016

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

Dear everyone,

After Daddy's and Annie Bell's marriage ceremony, there were good times for everyone.

Wedding guests greeted (more…)

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

November 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

Daddy and Annie Bell exchanged marriage vows in Granddaddyís front yard and the wedding was the most joyful occasion in the Shaw family

Posted Nov 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,

Because Granddaddy started the (more…)

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

November 17, 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 guests dressed up to attend Daddyís and Annie Bellís wedding

Posted Nov 17, 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 went in style, driving Granddaddyís Model-T Ford to escort Mama to their wedding.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Fatherís Side From 1861-2014

November 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

Granddaddy Adam and Grand Mama Courtney gave Daddy and Mama a beautiful wedding in their acre front yard lined with trees and hitching posts for their visiting friendsí mules

Posted Nov 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 (more…)

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

November 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

Daddy proposed marriage to Annie Bell

Posted Nov15, 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 Daddy and Annie Bell courted eight months, one night, they were especially happy.

When Uncle Sam and Mama Sarah didnít (more…)

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

November 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

After Daddy turned 21 years old, Annie Bell was the woman he set his eyes and heart on for marriage

Posted Nov 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,

Daddy didnít ever take his eyes and heart (more…)

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

November 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

Annie Bell Rutherfordís work life in Cohassett, Alabama

Posted Nov 4, 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,

Annie Bell did not ever forget the eight years in Uncle Sam's house.

They did not have children. Annie (more…)

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

November 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

Annie Bell Rutherford, my mama, when she was twelve-years-old, started a new life in a new place, Cohassett, Alabama, where Daddy lived

Posted Nov 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,

Annie Bell turned twelve years old (more…)

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

November 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

Annie Bell was tossed around, until Catholic Sisters in Macon, Georgia, saw her in the yard and visited her and their family and made her a promise

Posted Nov 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,

Annie (more…)

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

November 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

Grand Mama Alice Rutherford 1880s Photo
Daddy eyed the daughter of my Grand Mama Alice

Posted Nov 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,

This is my grandmother Alice Rutherford who was impregnated, by a white medical doctor, and nine months later birthed (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.