Interviews and Commentary

‘Always remember: You’re a Madison’

Oral history said she was descended from a president and an enslaved woman. But what would her DNA say?

The Washington Post

November 14, 2017

March 2, 2021

February 9, 2021

While doing research for her memoir, "The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President's Black Family"

Retired pediatrician Bettye Kearse discovered the creative roles food and wine played when President James Madison and Dolley entertained at the White House.

Read My Lips: Let’s Drink to Creativity!

August 24, 2020

August 22, 2020

Con raíces en Virginia

Historia de Estados Unidos. El legado oculto de los Madison

Clarín

August 14, 2020

It’s Preferred Company with Joel and Fran!

Today’s guest is Bettye Kearse, a descendant of a slave and President James Madison.

Preferred Radio

August 13, 2020

Ancestry & Being Black Women in New Mexico

With Pamelya Herndon & Bettye Kearse

Brave Space

August 1, 2020

Dr. Bettye Kearse's New Book, The Other Madisons

Dr Bettye Kearse is here to talk about her new book, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family.

The Frankie Boyer Show

July 13, 2020

Special Guest Bettye Kearse

Join me as I talk with Bettye Kearse, author, oral historian and former pediatrician, to discuss the importance of oral history today.

Practical Wellness

July 7, 2020

FB Interview with Bettye Kearse

Erica Latrice

June 30, 2020

June 29, 2020

The Lost History of James Madison's Black Family

"Always remember—you’re a Madison. You come from African slaves and a president"

History Unplugged Podcast

March 9, 2020