Ancestral Legacy Project Aims To Uncover Overlooked Perspectives In American History
The American history that most of us learned in school left a lot out. We were taught about the contributions of some great — and some not so great — white men, but the life and work of women and people of color were usually not the focus of those histories.
Now, a project created by a San Diego woman is looking to uncover the previously untold family histories of people of color in the U.S.
"Our Genetic Legacy" is combining those stories with DNA technology in an effort to help Black, Indigenous and people of color claim their rightful place in the American story.
Shellie Baxter, the project's founder and CEO, joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the project.
To participate in Our Genetic Legacy's upcoming History Makers Workshops from June 4-6, click here.