The African Kinship Reunion

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About TAKiR


  • Reunite African families who were separated by the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Encourage identity development, psychological well-being, and sense of belonging among reunited family members
  • Encourage community building and community development


  • DNA Testing through AncestryDNA (Autosomal)
  • Blog stories about reunion experiences
  • Rigorous, peer-reviewed, academic research
  • Events, dialogues, and Family Reunions

A 501(c)(3) Program

TAKiR became a fiscally sponsored project of the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) on March 19, 2016. This enables supporters to fund our work through tax-deductible contributions. Donor contributions enable TAKiR to facilitate reunions through autosomal DNA testing, host programs and events, and support research for program improvements. While TAKiR is leading the way in managing services, UCIMC is handling the administration work related to operating a 501(c)(3) organization.



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