Angela Walton-Raji is a nationally known professional genealogist, author and writer. She has several special areas of focus including Oklahoma Freedmen, documenting US Colored Troops west of the Mississippi. She is an accomplished writer and blogger and has authored three books pertaining to Freedmen from the Five Tribes of Oklahoma. She has extensively documented her homesteading family in southwestern Arkansas, in addition to her work on families from eastern
Professionally, she worked in higher education for over 30 years, retiring from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as Director of Graduate School Recruitment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from St. Louis University, and a Master of Education from Antioch University. She lives in Maryland where she continues to research and write.