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4:40 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Some Family Roots are Never Found

Unlocking a family's historical lineage is especially difficult for African American.

African Americans struggle to identify their ancestors because slavery fractured hundreds of thousands of families.
Credit Missouri Digital History

The journey of tracing one's family genealogy can be exciting. It can also be a twisted maze of more questions than answers.

Andrea Hunter is an associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Health and Human Sciences. Hunter lives in Greensboro with her husband Ken and their son, Hunter.

In this segment of WFDD's Real People, Real Stories, Hunter explains the disconnect many African Americans feel with their ancestral roots.
 

Andrea Hunter explains the void she and many African Americans feel because they have no connection to their ancestral past.

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