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You are a part of History

Apr 17, 2014

Chris Haley

Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives research department.

  A genealogist, historian, researcher, actor and the nephew of the late Alex Haley, author of the 1976 novel and TV miniseries Roots, Chris Haley speaks often in schools across the state on African American history, self-empowerment and genealogy.  When talking to elementary students, he provides this reflection: no matter how young you are, you are already a documented part of history.