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Merry Christmas!

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.’s Birthday, and we will celebrate the great man who helped all of us. On January 18, I will resume  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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 didn’t change his name because he was tired of Granddaddy “messing” with  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Aftermath of name change for Daddy’s 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  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Soon, after I turned three years old, Granddaddy changed his name from Shaw, one of my great grandmother Julie’ lover’s 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 Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

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

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Mama and Daddy needed to  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

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When I was  Read More 
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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

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

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

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  Read More 
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