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Merry Christmas!

December 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

Posted Dec 16, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone,

I write to thank you for following the series on my Shaw family in 2016, and I invite you back January 16, 2017 for us to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.ís Birthday, and we will celebrate the great man who helped all of us. On January 18, I will resume (more…)

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

December 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 told me why he would not change his name

Posted Dec 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,

Later, Daddy told me he didnít change his name because he was tired of Granddaddy ďmessingĒ with (more…)

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

December 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

Aftermath of name change for Daddyís family from Shaw to Boykin, though Daddy remained Shaw

Posted Dec 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 and Granddaddy knew the feeling of family love.

Daddy later told (more…)

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

December 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

Soon, after I turned three years old, Granddaddy changed his name from Shaw, one of my great grandmother Julieí loverís name, to Boykin, the name of his father, who was later married to Great Grandmother Julie, when he was born

Posted Dec 12 2016

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

December 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

My first and only birthday party

Posted Dec. 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,

I remember my only birthday party, as though it were today.

I turned three years old on Mr. Jim Calhoun sharecropping farm, (more…)

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

December 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

In later years, Mama told me my life, as a baby, on a pallet on the ground between cotton, corn, and peanut rows

Posted Dec 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,

Mama and Daddy needed to (more…)

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

December 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

Mama returned to working the land and left me at home clean and full to keep me from getting hungry, and Daddy pulled a prank

Posted Dec 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,

When I was (more…)

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

December 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

Mama and I were required to stay in our dark birthing room a month to fulfill a Negro custom
in the early part of the twentieth century

Posted Dec 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,

Negro (more…)

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

December 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

Daddy told Uncle Sam and Mama Sarah, who lived in our second bedroom, about my birth and
Mama Sarah prophesied, over me, saying that I would grow up to be a good woman

Posted Dec 1, 2016

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