More Than A Fraction: Based on A True Story (The Book)
Focuses on the book More Than A Fraction: Based on A True Story by reviewing chapters and characters/individuals that set the foundation for a discussion of why certain events happened, and why the individuals were presented in the way they were presented. The lecture also points out important events, actions, and reactions that occur in the book, and their pivotal roles in history and modern outcomes.
More Than A Fraction: The Feasibility of Reconciliation Case Study
Outlines and discuss observations and actions (up to date) during the case study that the More Than A Fraction Foundation is currently running regarding the feasibility of reconciliation over the unfinished business of slavery between descendants of two families directly connected as enslavers and enslaved. This "deep dive" case study seeks to go beyond current non-fiction literature and film documentaries that have explored the overarching idea of reconciliation between a family that enslaved another family, by targeting the creation of a preliminary blueprint regarding honest dissection as to whether reconciliation can be approached, and if so, how reconciliation is pursued. This presentation includes aspects of mental health and trauma responses.
More Than A Fraction: Connecting Africa to African American
Outlines and discusses research that traces the migration and the stories of the enslaved community from West Africa through Virginia and outlines how the African community was able to hold on to West African traditions under new titles that would eventually be all encompassing under the term “African American”. This area also provides insight on reviewing history and communities from the viewpoint of African American people, and how their historical experiences should help shape how we consider diversity, inclusion, education, and other fields of study and services.
More Than A Fraction: From Separation to Reunification
Outlines and discusses research and developing events and projects that: (1) Traces the migration and the stories of the enslaved community from West Africa, through the U.S. after exile and harassments stemming from slavery, emancipation, and the Virginia Black Codes; (2) Discusses locating the descendants of those who were enslaved at plantations who were separated during slave trading or lost during exile and the special care needed to reintroducing them to their history and each other.
More Than A Fraction: Presenting Displaced History
Outlines outcomes of research, exhibits, and interpretations of the marginalized community (enslaved, indentured, and native) spanning the 17th, 18th, and 19th century for museums exhibits and presentations on African American history. This presentation challenges the audience to approach these projects outside of the standard Westernized point of view.