Pan-Africanism : For African-American root-seekers, the reveal can be transformative

Clyde C Coger Jr

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For African-American root-seekers, the reveal can be transformative

“DNA Sierra Leonean” Isaiah Washington worked to highlight the importance of Sierra Leone to descendants of slaves




Excerpted from "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome"

Washington has variously referred to himself as an American, an African American, a “DNA Sierra Leonean,” and an “American–Sierra Leonean,” or simply as a “Sierra Leonean” ...



http://www.salon.com/2016/01/10/for_african_american_root_seekers_the_reveal_can_be_transformative/


Isaiah Washington (Credit: AP/Richard Shotwell)

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