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Beasley, Donna. The
Family Reunion Planner. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Provides advice on organizing a family reunion,
including finances, communications, record keeping, making
arrangements, entertainment, considerations for the day of the
event, and preserving family history, with special suggestions for
African American families (Amazon.com).
How to Plan Your African-American Family
Reunion. Citadel Trade, 2000.
All the guidance readers will need for planning
a perfect family reunion, from the simplest to the most elaborate
Burroughs, Tony. Black
Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree.
Highlights some of
the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African
Americans. Explains everything you need to get started, including:
where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to
make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize
research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history
Woodtor, Dee Parmer. Finding
a Place Called Home : A Guide to African-American Genealogy and
Historical Identity. Random House, 1999.
and easily accessible guide. Focuses on finding information from the
Reconstruction era, locating military records from the Civil War,
and analyzing the schedules of slave owners, old newspaper notices,
and county registers to trace ancestors who lived as slaves (Amazon.com).
National Council of
Negro Women. The Black Family Reunion Cookbook :
Recipes and Food Memories. Fireside, 1993.
The Black Family Reunion Celebrations held in seven cities across America every
summer, contains more than 250 recipes
from home kitchens across America seasoned with warm memories and
"homemade love." (Amazon.com)
Quick. The African-American Heritage Cookbook: Traditional
Recipes and Fond Remembrances from Alabama's Renowned Tuskegee
Institute. Birch Lane, 1997.
Includes memories and literary passages that evince the
spirit of Tuskegee and complement more than two hundred traditional
recipes with pictorial accounts, personal vignettes, and poetry (Amazon.com).
Ancestral Cooking Forum