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March 7, 2021
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Are You Related to Royals?

By Alexandra Glorioso
Pearl Duncan
Photo Courtesy of APBS Speakers

Before you watch William & Kate’s royal wedding, join Brooklyn Historical Society on Wed., April 27 in this New York Times recommended event as Pearl Duncan shares how she used family nicknames, DNA, and genealogy to trace her lineage to the Opare family of the Akan people of Ghana, in West Africa, and to Scottish-American nobles, related to British royals.

The program is part of BHS’ Crossing Borders: Bridging Generations, a series of public conversations about mixed-heritage families, race, ethnicity, culture, and identity, infused with historical perspective. Funding provided by New York Council for the Humanities. Catering provided by Golden Krust of Flatbush: Caribbean Cocktail Patties and Punch plus Jerk Chicken.

This event is free with museum admission. The museum will remain open between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Wed., April 27, 7 p.m.: Mixed-Colonial-American-Ancestry: Are You Related to Royals?

Pearl Duncan: Are You Related to Royals?


Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street (between Clinton and Henry Street, Downtown Brooklyn)



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