Bio for Speaker November 21, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020
Film and Discussion: The Lost Ancestors
Featured Presenter: Robert Bellinger, Ph.D.

Professor Robert Bellinger, AAHGS-NE member, history lecturer and director of Suffolk University’s Black Studies program will be the featured presenter for the November 21, 2020 virtual program.

Bellinger (has) stressed the importance of researching African Genealogy so African-Americans can find out about the origin of their descendants. He added that it is important for descendants of enslaved and descendants of slaveholders to get in touch with each other and come to terms. This would help contribute to national healing.1

Bellinger is involved in training student teachers to teach history in the middle and secondary schools, working on the inclusion of African and African diasporan history and culture into school and university curriculums, and working with study abroad programs that provide students an international, cross-cultural enhancement of their academic work.

Professor Bellinger will screen and discuss the documentary film “The Lost Ancestors,” the story of Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, a young Ghanaian sculptor committed to restoring the memory of his ancestors lost to slavery.

1 The Suffolk Journal, Stiv