Antoinette Broussard

Antoinette Broussard
Antoinette Broussard, whose family has roots in Louisiana and Missouri, is the second generation of her family born and raised in Oakland, California. She is a graduate from San Francisco State University (2003) with a major in English Literature and Black Studies; a graduate from the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (2000) majoring in interior design; and a graduate from the Protocol School of Washington, DC (1990) with a focus in contemporary business and social etiquette.

Ms. Broussard is an avid researcher and writer committed to the pursuit and documentation of her ancestral roots. She is a contributor to the African American National Biography (editor, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Oxford Press 2008), writing bios on Lulu Sadler Craig, an early American educator and pioneer of Nicodemus, Kansas, and her great aunt, Dr. Nettie J. Craig Asberry, one of Washington State's civil rights activists.  more...

African American Celebrations and Holiday Traditions

African American Celebrations and Holiday Traditions: Celebrating with Passion, Style, and Grace, is an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of traditions in shaping families and who we are. More than fifty distinguished contributors including Mrs. Denzel Washington, journalist Belva Davis, song stylist Nancy Wilson, actresses Kimberly Elise and Irma P. Hall, artist Synthia Saint James, American activist Myrlie Evers-Williams, author Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant, attorney Leola Higgs-Dellums, and Father James Matthews, share their favorite holiday traditions and recipes.  more...

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