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February 2019

How the North brought Education to the South before, during and after the Civil War.

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shepherd Park Public Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012 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…

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May 2019

A Freeborn Community’s Response to the Civil War and Beyond

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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This presentation is about a century-old community of freeborn landowners and their contributions in and after the Civil War. A year after the Confederates seized a mixed race, married mother of three and used her as a lure, her Winton Triangle community responded by enlisting in the Union military. Over seventy of North Carolina’s Winton Triangle men fought in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.  They took part in the destruction of Charleston, captured what was to become Gen. Grant’s ultimate headquarters,…

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June 2019

2019 Chowan Discovery Annual Party – details later

June 8 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marvin T. Jones and Carol Joice-Jones, 5203 14th Street NW
Wshington, DC 20011 United States
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