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      Elevate 2020: Our Vision Is Clear "We Can Now Know Where We Come From" in Chattanooga


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      January 25, 2020

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      729 Chestnut Street
      Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

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      Elevate 2020: Our Vision Is Clear "We Can Now Know Where We Come From"

      Did you know that long before Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com began processing DNA tests, there was a company named African Ancestry, owned by two African American scientists and connecting families to their African tribes? Our Fiscal Sponsor, Father To The Fatherless and our supporters at WTCI PBS do! Dr. Gina Paige and her cofounder Dr. Rick Kittles started their company in 2003. They have a proven record of success; however, like many Black small business owners, they did not possess the funds or the support to market the awesome work they were doing…until now.  Here’s a brief summary of their story… “Founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Gina Paige, African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent having helped more than 500,000 people re-connect with the roots of their family tree. Most companies can only tell you what continent you originated from, but not what country. With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 30,000 indigenous African samples, African Ancestry determines specific countries and—more often than not—specific ethnic groups of origin with an unrivaled level of detail, accuracy and confidence. African Ancestry is committed to providing a unique service to the black community by working daily to improve the cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual and economic wellbeing of people across the African Diaspora.” Why am I telling you all this?  I am hoping you feel as inspired and excited as I do about them agreeing to come to our city to share their knowledge and expertise. I am seeking support from powerful sponsors like you who want to be actively involved in this historical event. Get your tickets/tables before Christmas Day when the prices go up!

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