We Are Women Who Change History With Dominique Luster
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Can you name all four of your grandmothers? How about all eight of your great-grandmothers? It gets more difficult as you move up the family tree, and it’s more challenging with women, whose names are changed in public records.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to know who your fifth grandmother was and the details of her life? Beyond that "amazing" factor, professional researcher, archivist, and storyteller Dominique Luster believes that we can draw strength from the women who came before us just by knowing their names and what they did in their lifetime. Brought up in a family that told stories, Dominique shares her gift to the world by helping people discover the stories of marginalized communities that have been suppressed, oppressed, erased, or forgotten
Hear what it was like for Dominique to learn about her 5th grandmother Charity, who was born enslaved but managed to find her children and create a life with them.
For Dominique, learning about her grandmothers and how we carry a piece of DNA with us from generation to generation has helped her see the world differently. This episode is airing on the first day of Black History month and you will feel mesmerized by the descriptive details in Dominque's stories. Join in the conversation and discover how you, too, can gain such a unique perspective.
Dominique Luster is one part archivist -one part researcher – full parts natural-haired bourbon connoisseur. For nearly ten years, she has worked to help communities uplift, honor, and represent the lived experiences of diverse voices and the Black diaspora.
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