DNA


Scientific Racism: Is This an Oxymoron? (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Despite efforts by anthropologists and biologists to temper the application of race labeling, it continues to thrive. What’s wrong and what’s right with the concept of race? Why does our society crave race categories? How do people confuse the recent use of DNA-based labeling systems with the scientific reality of […]


First Editions with Lizzy Copeland, Author of ‘The Lost Family’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​In The ‘Lost Family’, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications when we engage in home genetic testing by mail. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA and the business of companies like […]


Brown Lecture Series: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Kenyatta Berry will be in conversation about her work and contributions to the 1619 project. Kenyatta Berry is a contributor to the groundbreaking “1619 Project” published by the New York Times.  She was the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and named a “Newsmaker” in American Libraries magazine a publication of the American Library […]