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Welcome to Speak On It! History and Genealogy Conversations with Janice Gilyard and Cherekana Feliciano. Our show is geared towards individuals interested in genealogy and history. Our guests will share their research experience and journey with you. Your family history matters and our guests will challenge and inspire you to continue researching, documenting, and sharing your family history.

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Join Janice and Cherekana for a discussion with Karice "Ressie" Luck Brimmer as she shares from an Afrocentric viewpoint regarding the importance of history and genealogy. Our History Matters works to bring awareness, acknowledgement,... more

Join Janice & Cherekana for a discussion with Dr. Orville Vernon Burton and Attorney, Armand Derfner regarding their book, Justice Deferred - Race and The Supreme Court. The first comprehensive accounting of the U.S. Supreme Court's... more

Damon L. Fordham shares some of the historical research he has conducted on unknown and well known African Americans in South Carolina. From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, African Americans have had a gigantic impact on... more

Join Janice Gilyard and Cherekana Feliciano for an interview with Cheryl Wills - I Am The Voice for My Ancestors. Cheryl will share her passion for researching her family history, the amazing legacy of the ancestors she discovered, and how this... more

Join Janice & Cherekana for a conversation with Dee Patterson. Dee will share uncommonly told stories of the Underground Railroad. The creativity within the escapes, the brave travels and powerful demonstrations of faith and community... more

Aunt Donsy's Trunk - Elaine T. Jones shares the story of an old steamer trunk that used to belong to Aunt Donsy, now a coffee table in a a family member's home where the Searcy family gather after her father's funeral. It was one of the... more

Join hosts Janice and Cherekana of Speak on It! to celebrate 10 years of broadcasting on Research at the National Archives and Beyond with Bernice Alexander Bennett. Bernice Alexander Bennett is an award-winning author,... more

Join Hosts Janice and Cherekana of Speak On It! for a conversation with Flora Morris Brown on Sharing Your Family Stories. Flora Morris Brown is an author, publishing coach, and certified Guided Autobiography Facilitator and Trainer... more

Join Janice Gilyard and Cherekana Feliciano for a conversation with Stacey Bell regarding the importance of knowing your family's story. Every life has a story, but stories of the lives lived by Black people are not told often enough. We should... more

Join Hosts Janice and Cherekana of Speak On It ! as they discuss Phyllis Elmore's family history. Phyllis was born in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of four, she was sent to the tiny town of Livingston, Alabama to be raised by her... more

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