Our Black Ancestry Foundation, Inc.
The People Behind the Portal
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Sharon Leslie Morgan is the Founder of Our Black Ancestry. She is a genealogist, writer and multicultural marketing expert who has served as a consultant to the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and is a founding member of Afrigeneas. Her memberships include the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and local societies in areas of her family research. She writes guest blogs for NGSGeniFamilySearch and others. Morgan has taken STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) training at Eastern Mennonite University and is actively involved with Coming to the Table, an organization that promotes linkages between descendants of enslaved people and the families that enslaved them for the purpose of healing from the trauma of slavery. Sharon is the co-author of Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade (Beacon Press, 2012). She is the author of Finding Your Family Tree: A Beginner's Guide to Researching Your Genealogy (Wellfleet Press, 2023) and a contributor to Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race & Reconciliation (Rutgers University Press, 2019) and The Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Liberation, and Transformation (Good Books, 2019).
Vincent Scott Morgan is vice-president of the OBA Foundation. He is the son of OBA founder Sharon Leslie Morgan. His mission is to ensure that OBA continues into the future.
Diana Roman is Chief Marketing Officer of the OBA Foundation. She is a descendant of the Hairston family, one of the largest slaveholding dynasties in American history. Dedicated to "making things right", she works avidly to address historical harms and maintains an OBA sponsored website https://www.hairstonfamilygenealogy.com/.

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