"UNTIL THE LION TELLS ITS STORY, EVERY STORY WILL GLORIFY THE HUNTER."
WHY THE HISTORY MAKERS' WORKSHOP?
Currently, the majority of American history books are written from a male Eurocentric viewpoint and perpetuate the prejudice and racism that people across the globe are currently fighting to change. As recently as 2015, McGraw Hill, one of the largest distributors of American text books was still describing enslavement as though it was a voluntary immigration. Rather than wait for someone else to correct the problem...OGL created the History Makers Workshop (HMW).
HOW IS THE HISTORY MAKERS' WORKSHOP SOLVING THE PROBLEM?
The HMW is going to publicize the legacies of 25 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Americans in their first new American history book to be released February 2022. All HMW work is rooted in finding and publicizing ancestral legacies using their Legacy Tracing™ methodology. Each year, a new history book will be published. These new history books expose both the writers and the readers to previously undocumented American history and gives agency to everyday BIPOC people to tell their own story on a global scale.
WHY LEGACY TRACING™?
Legacy Tracing™ incorporates traditional and genetic genealogy to find lost ancestral legacies. BIPOC people have to employ a number of advanced techniques to recover the names and legacies of their ancestors due to the systematic erasure characteristic of both the pre- and post-Civil War era.
Legacy Tracing™ Opportunities
LEGACY TRACING™ GUEST WORKSHOP SERIES
June 4 , 2021 6 - 8PM PST Guest Speaker: Fatima Shaik, Author Economy Hall
July 23, 2021 - 6PM - 8PM PST Guest Speaker: TBD
Participants will learn will learn about the research and publication process of a noted genealogist on day one. Participants will learn how to start or add to their ancestral legacy using Legacy Tracing™. At the conclusion of this workshop, each participant will produce an original short writing about one of their ancestors. This workshop is suitable for ages 13 and up.