Written by Darriel McBride Growing up as a bi-racial woman, during the early 2000s to present, has come with its own set of challenges. Despite growing up in New York, one of the most diverse cities in the world, I was born into a mixed family and culture that struggles with anti-Blackness. While being half […]
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While you put the finishing touches on your Holiday menu, do not forget to tell your friends and relatives to bring some family photographs with their sweet potato casserole. Holidays are a wonderful time of coming together and remembering how we got to where we are today. No present is possible without a past, so […]
Story Submitted by Coda Rayo-Garza This one picture of me as a child speaks volumes about who I am now and where I come from. It represents the fire that burns in me to pursue justice and a better world for all. I had no idea how many answers lived in a photograph. Growing up […]
The story below has been shared with Family Pictures USA by Guenevere Crum. Her journey to find her family history led her through libraries, across the country, and over the Atlantic to track down photos and family members. Her efforts spanning decades, we present to you a snippet of her findings: Four images hanging on […]
The Life of a 107-year-old Detroit Home (r to l) Annette Baka, Maryanne Porzondek (mother), and Nancy Taylor (sister). I wanted to be involved in Family Pictures USA in order to show how a 107-year-old home survived, transformed, and brought two families together that will be bonded forever. The house at 5528 Moran Street has survived […]
Last July, I was invited to participate in the Family Pictures USA photo sharing event at my local PBS station, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina. Initially, I was bit hesitant to accept this invitation, as I felt as if I didn’t hold enough knowledge about my family history. I was also worried that I may […]