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Walt Way on tracing his ancestry and the Brister English Project

Walt Way with Evan Dawson on "Connections" on January 10, 2022
Megan Mack
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WXXI News
Walt Way with Evan Dawson on "Connections" on January 10, 2022
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A local spoken word artist has launched a new project to help people trace their ancestries. Through his own search, artist Walt Way connected with a descendant of the slave owner who owned his ancestors. He shared the process through a series of TikTok videos.

Way joins us for the hour to discuss his search, what he learned, and his new Brister English Project. Our guest:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."