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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

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I am almost in the world.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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.
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Family Specialist
Family Education Specialist
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

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Daddy’s siblings were quite a bunch on Daddy’s wedding day.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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 “Daughter,” and Daddy’ Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

After Daddy’s and Mama’s 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.

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Daddy and Annie Bell exchanged marriage vows in Granddaddy’s 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

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Because Granddaddy started the  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

The guests dressed up to attend Daddy’s and Annie Bell’s 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 Granddaddy’s Model-T Ford to escort Mama to their wedding.
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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 friends’ 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

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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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 didn’t  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

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Daddy didn’t ever take his eyes and heart  Read More 
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