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February 7, 2006
DH 06 RH08
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Black History Month: 3 African-Americans Trace Ancestry back 12 generations with DNA

Carson, CA— An intense journey of rediscovery for three African-Americans is presented in the documentary film “Motherland, a Genetic Journey,” which will be presented at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at California State University, Dominguez Hills. The three African-Americans, cut off from their ancestry for three centuries—at least 12 generations—are given the opportunity to reconnect with their roots through DNA tracing.

This is the second showing of “Motherland.” The first, on Feb. 1, was filled, resulting in many requests to re-screen the documentary.

The free showing of the documentary is part of the university’s Black History Month celebration and is sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Cultural Diversity and Internationalization.

The film will be shown in room A-410, the Student Life Conference Room, in Welch Hall. Seating is limited. The campus is at 1000 E. Victoria Street, off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways.

Welch Hall is across Toro Center Drive from parking lot 3. Lot 3 is accessed via the Tamcliff Street/Toro Center Drive entrance from E. Victoria Street. On-campus parking is $3, tickets available in the yellow dispensing machines.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Last updated February 3, 2006, 9:22 a.m.,
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