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League of Women Voters

Board Meeting for the League of Women Voters

The African Kinship Reunion (TAKiR)CANCELLED

The African Kinship Reunion (TAKiR) is a local project headed by LaKisha David, University of Illinois Ph.D. student, which seeks to reunite African and African-American families who were separated by the Transatlantic Slave Trade using DNA testing. Through popular services such as AncestryDNA and 23andMe, it is now possible for families to reconnect at the 4th- 8th cousin level, offering Africans and African-Americans a path through the genealogical brick walls created by slavery.