This presentation was well-received at the 2017 Black History Conference of the Afro American Genealogical and Historical Society chapters of Washington, D. C. and Maryland. Marvin T. Jones will tell the stories about how African Americans gained literacy and skills against all odds and how school records are aids to genealogical research. He will also show how those starting from illiteracy rose to great heights. Among notable people in the presentation are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Myrilla Miner and Julius Rosenwald. Among the Winton Triangle examples included in Jones’ speech are Winton Librarian Katie M. Hart, Pleasant Plains School and Calvin Scott Brown School.
This presentation is co-hosted by the Greater Richmond Chapter of Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS).