MEET OUR FOUNDER
"BIPOC legacies DO NOT begin or end in enslavement."
Shellie Baxter started Our Genetic Legacy in 2018 in response to her frustration with the lack of recognition and the disenfranchisement of BIPOC Americans in American history. Correcting the systemic erasure of BIPOCs and memorializing their lives for future generations is her passion and focus. Seeing the impact of her genealogical work in the lives of her family inspires her to teach and share her research methodology that she calls Legacy Tracing. Ms. Baxter's own family legacy story, knowing the struggles her ancestors overcame for her to even exist, ignites her passion to help others find their legacy story.