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

February 27, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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

As a grandmother, when Gabrielle came for her summer visits, I baked gourmet zucchini pies and gourmet coconut cakes that could weigh 20 spongy mouth-watering pounds, and she loved them.

Posted Feb 27, 2017

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

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

February 24, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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

Other activities Bennie, Gabrielle, our granddaughter, and I enjoyed during her summer visits to Virginia Beach

Posted Feb 24, 2017

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,

Bennie, Gabrielle, and I visited the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.

She was (more…)

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

February 23, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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 early years of our Granddaughter Gabrielle summers with us

Posted 23, 2017

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,

Gabrielle would spend four weeks with us every summer, and we did many things together in Virginia Beach and (more…)

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

February 22, 2017


In 1991, Bennie and I became the proud grandparents of our granddaughter, Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, the Sixth-Generation Shaw family member

Posted Feb 22, 2017
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,

Gabrielle Diamanta Jones, as you recall, is a Sixth (more…)

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

February 21, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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 arrived back at home to Beulah Mae Shaw, my understanding stepmother and peer

Posted Feb 21, 1017

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 Daddy arrived at the Florala bus station, he took his suitcase and walked (more…)

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

February 20, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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 I prepared him to travel by bus back home and, though he could not read, with his first-grade education, he had an excellent memory and travelled back to his beloved second wife without making a mistake

Posted Feb 20, 2017

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

February 16, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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 love-filled breakfast at Mamaís house during the 1980 Shaw/Boykin family reunion

Posted Feb 16, 2017

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 next morning, Bennie, Mama, Trina, and I prepared breakfast. That was the first private (more…)

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

February 14, 2017

Tags: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 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

For the first time, since February, 1945, Daddy, Mama, and I slept under the same roof

Posted Feb 14, 2017

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 an afternoon and early evening of fun and sitting around and talking, (more…)

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

February 13, 2017

Tags: family, slavery, education

Daddy and Mama at the garden party

Posted Feb 13, 2017

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 was dressed up for this happy occasion.

Dressed in her long vertical-striped pale green hostess dress, she was glad to (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.