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April 2018

“An Army of Educators” – C.R. Gibbs series lecture

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DC Public Library – Woodridge Branch,
1801 Hamlin St NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States
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During and after the Civil War, Union officers and missionaries expanded literacy and skills in the south, resulting in a great rise in the reading population and creating schools, some of which exist today.  A school established in a Washington, D.C. army barracks in 1864 is still going strong. Fisk, Hampton, Howard and Shaw are among the universities that rose in the first five years after the war.  Within ten years after the war, Howard University was graduating men and…

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June 2018

Seventh Annual Chowan Discovery Party

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Bethesda Skyroom,
5750 Bou Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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More information to come along with a mighty good time.

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Two Lectures in Wise County, Virigina.

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mountain Empire Community College,
3441 Mountain Empire Rd,
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 United States
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Big Stone Gap, Virginia: On June 21, Marvin T. Jones is giving two presentations at a genealogical workshop at the Mountain Empire Community College.  The first lecture is about the development, activities and findings of the Chowan Discovery Group's work on the Winton Triangle.  The second talk will be about the Winton Triangle's role in the Civil War.  The workshop is a pre-conference event connected to the Melungeon Heritage Association Reunion. Chowan Discovery thanks Dr. Mike Gilley of the Mountain…

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