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October 2017

Radio Interview: HAITI AND THE CIVIL WAR

October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bernice Bennett, Researching at the National Archives and Beyond! + Google Map

With Bernice Bennett, Marvin's host at the 2017 Black History Month Genealogy Conference in Laurel, MD where he was the keynote speaker. Thanks to our friend Bernice Bennett, the very intrepid and accomplished host of the long running radio show, Research at the National Archives and Beyond, I get to talk about the lecture that I am giving two days earlier in Greenbelt, Maryland. The Civil War is sometimes called the Second Haitian Revolution.  For over seventy years, pro-slavers feared Haiti,…

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December 2017

“An Army of Educators” – a new Chowan Discovery lecture

December 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 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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On SiriusXM – AN ARMY OF EDUCATORS redux

December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon, SiriusXM channel 126 + Google Map

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III of Sirius-XM's "Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon" show will once again host Marvin T. Jones for a segment about the latest Chowan Discovery lecture, "An Army of Educators". 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…

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January 2018

Haiti and the Civil War presentation

January 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DC Public Library – Woodridge Branch, 1801 Hamlin St NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States
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Marvin T. Jones's first large documentary project was Haiti's stupendous fortress, the Citadel Henry (or Citadel Laferriere).  Recently, he returned to Haiti to reconnect with his work and friends there.  It apt that this talk with many images follows the visit. The Civil War is sometimes called the Second Haitian Revolution.  Pro-slavers feared Haiti, the enslaved and abolitionists found great hope from Toussaint Louverture and Haiti.  This lecture details the actions of enslaved and abolitionists who were encouraged by the…

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March 2018

Winton Triangle Soldiers on the Wall of the African American Civil War Memorial

March 4, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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As an offering for the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Chowan Discovery  is hosting a tour of the African American Civil War Museum and the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C.  On the Memorial's wall of 200, 000 names, each attendee will search for a Winton Triangle soldier after given a card with the name and a profile of the soldier.  We will lunch afterwards at Washington's most famous eatery, Ben's Chili Bowl.  Here is more information.  

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An Army of Educators – How the North upgraded education in the South during and after the Civil War.

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm

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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April 2018

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

April 17, 2018 @ 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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February 2019

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

February 5, 2019 @ 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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In Raleigh, “Haiti and the Civil War”

February 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Central Church of Christ, 2010 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd10
Raleigh, NC 27610 United States
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The Civil War is sometimes called the Second Haitian Revolution.  Pro-slavers feared Haiti, and the enslaved and abolitionists found great hope from Toussaint Louverture and Haiti.  This lecture details the actions of enslaved and abolitionists who were encouraged by the Haitian Revolution, Haiti’s own involvement in offering freedom to people of color,  and why Haiti was so important to keeping alive the hope that all Americans would be free.  American leaders who wrote and spoke of their admiration for Louverture include…

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May 2019

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

May 4, 2019 @ 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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