Prinny Anderson

Prinny Anderson

Prinny Anderson’s professional life includes executive coaching, management training, and human capital consulting with microfinance institutions in developing economies. Her education consists of a BA from Bryn Mawr College, a masters in education from Reed College, and an MBA from the London Business School.

Virginia & Monticello: Prinny’s family heritage includes at least 50 of the European American slaveholding families of Virginia and other southern states, and her kinship network includes hundreds of African American families descended from the enslaved people owned by those landowners. Prinny has been involved in activities to seek reconciliation among her Monticello kin, such as the 2007 Monticello Community Gathering and Hemings/Woodson family reunions.

Coming to the Table: Prinny’s involvement with Coming to the Table (CTTT) began with the first gathering in 2006 of five sets of linked descendants – people descended from the formerly enslaved side by side with descendants of their former owners. She has served on the Board of Directors of CTTT and is now on the Community Activities Committee and the Linked Descendants group. She is an editor/writer for the blog, BitterSweet: Linked Through Slavery.

Through CTTT, Prinny has supported two African American families in reconnecting with the European American descendants of the families who owned and fathered some of their ancestors.

Historic Stagville Foundation: Prinny is on the Board of Directors of the Historic Stagville Foundation, an historic property owned by the NC Department of Cultural Resources, located just north of Durham. The Board’s vision includes deepening the inclusion of the African American descendant community in the story and the activities held at Stagville.

 

Joseph McGill, Prinny Anderson and Terry James

Joseph McGill, Prinny Anderson and Terry James

The Slave Dwelling Project: Her connection with the Slave Dwelling Project came through CTTT. She has joined the Project on 11 overnight stays in slave cabins, and now participates in speaking with the students and other community members. Prinny is a Member of the SDP.

The conference will be held September 18 – 20, 2014 . You can register by following this link:

http://slavedwellingproject.org/registration-is-now-open-for-the-slave-dwelling-project-conference-2014/

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