So I started my heritage hunt yesterday, and…it’s going slow. That’s expected though. I tried to start with my mother’s mother’s father’s mother…so my great great grandmother. Her name, to the best of my knowledge, was Lula Germany. My grandmother thinks she was born in Louisiana but my research tells me that she was born sometime in the 1880’s in Union Springs, Alabama. Once I figure out if that’s the right Lula, then maybe I can find out who her parents were. It’s going to be haaaarrdd though. Any information I can get beyond what I know would be great but I really want to find out a lot!
I’ve decided I will be tracing my African and American Indian heritage. I want to know what nation my African ancestors were abducted from and I also want to know what tribe my Native American ancestor was from. I say Native American ancestor because I only know of one but maybe I’ll find more..?
I’m just not sure where to start. I tried my mother…she wasn’t of much help. Maybe I should ask my grandparents.
I’m having the urge to have straight hair. All these white people in my class have straight hair. I think this is why it’s hard for us (black people) to embrace our natural…SO MUCH STRAIGHT HAIR everywhere. Bah. The trials of being a black girl in white America…