Our guests: Nas Bassett Jarrett. Better known as Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, hip hop artist. Angela Bassett, actress and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President of the United States.
The above photo is the result of a Google search.
Our first guest is Nas whose real name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, a hip hop artist (music).
We will use Nas throughout. He is the son of Olu Dara, jazz musician. His life and art were shaped in New York City's Queensbridge Housing.
Fannie Anne Little is Nas' mother of Southern roots. We learn about his grandparents Mac & Nannie Little living in North Carolina. He and his brother spend a few weeks every summer visiting his grandparents. We continue to learn about the Little family.
Nas learns about his great-grandmother Fannie Little, she is black. Fannie lives next door to another Fannie Little who is white.
Next is the story of Calvin Little and Pocahontas Little,
his wife. Pay close attention to what you hear and see.
Next we learn about his DNA. First test shows 82% Sub-Saharan, 13% European and others. Learn what Nasir and us learn about his Y-DNA.
Watch the video to learn much more information.
Angela is an actress who has portrayed iconic black women: Tina Turner, Coretta King and Rosa Parks.
She also attended Yale University and earned 2 degrees one a masters'.
She was born in New York City but grew up in St. Peterburg, Florida. Daniel Benjamin Bassett, Jr is her father.
William Henry Bassett is her paternal great-grandfather born in 1846. He becomes a preacher. We hear
of George Ingram and Jinney Ingram, his wife. What is their interest in Wm Henry Bassett.
Betty Jane Gilbert is Angela's mother. Slater Samuel Stokes is her grandfather and a preacher.
Slater's parents are: Henry Stokes and Emily Stokes. Angela's great grandparents.
Her DNA shows 77% SubSaharan (32% Nigerian, 15% Benin/Togo & more) 21% European & Native American.
Watch the video for all the facts.
Valerie is a political crusader. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago and cut her political teeth on campaigning for the late Harold Washington, first black mayor of Chicago.
Currently senior advisor to the President of the United States.
Her parents are: Barbara Taylor, Doctor of Education, her father James E. Bowman Doctor of Pathology and Genasis.
Robert Robinson Taylor a black man is Valerie's great grandfather. He attented M.I.T University. He became an architect. Booker T. Washington highly recommended Robert to assist in building the first black university: Tuskegee University.
Robert's father: Henry Taylor born 1823. Henry is Ms Jarrett's great, great grandfather. Find out the connection of Angus Taylor.
Victor Narcisse Rochan is another great, great grandfather of Ms Jarrett on her maternal line. Learn about his politics.
Next we have Marianne Rochon 6th great grandmother of Valerie. What was the connection of Marianne Rochon to Pierre Rochon.
Watch the video and learn many facts and her DNA.
Hope you enjoy this program. Featuring Nas Bassett Jarrett
Maybe you will find even more interesting ancestors in your family history.