Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Dismayed By Republicans, And Tracing Enslaved Ancestors

Feb 17, 2017

Pictured here with former defense Secretary William S. Cohen, Nancy Kassebaum Baker spent 18 years in the Senate, and was the first woman ever elected to a full term there without her husband having first been a member of Congress.
Credit Helene C. Stikkel / U.S. Department of Defense

As  the first woman to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate, Nancy Kassebaum Baker is a political legend. Today she shares her thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party, locally and nationally. Also, tracing one's lineage is popular, but it remains challenging for descendants of slaves. A genealogist explains the common challenges that can arise, and offers professional advice to ease the journey.

Sherri Camp will lead the workshop 'Finding Your Slave Ancestors,' which takes place at the Midwest Genealogy Center at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. For more information, visit MyMCPL.org.