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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

Pleasant Plains School at Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The CDG is hosting the academic panel, "Origins and growth of Mixed Race Groups from the South to Ohio" at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at the University of Maryland - College Park on March 3, 2017.  Marvin T. Jones' presentation, "A Mixed Race school, Pleasant Plains, 1866 – 1950" is based on his work in placing the Winton Triangle's first schoolhouse on the National Register of Historic Places.  Other participants of the panel are Dr. Jill E. Rowe, Western…

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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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November 2018

Winton Triangle lecture in Smithfield VA

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse, 130 Main St
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Marvin T. Jones presents photographs, maps and narrative of his community’s 275 year-old history of landowning mixed-race people in North Carolina’s Hertford County area. The written history of the Winton Triangle began in 1584 when the English first learned about the area. The three main towns of the Triangle are Winton, Cofield and Ahoskie. The Winton Triangle’s story is that of a new people who cobbled success and identity despite colonization, wars, slavery and discrimination. Jones uses maps, documents 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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September 2019

The Winton Triangle’s history in Winton!

September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winton Historical Association, Winton Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall 205 North Main Street
Winton, NC 27986 United States
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Marvin T. Jones presents photographs, maps and narrative of his community of landowning mixed-race people in North Carolina’s Hertford County area. The written history of the Winton Triangle began in 1584 when the English first learned about the area. The three main towns of the Triangle are Winton, Cofield and Ahoskie. The Winton Triangle’s story is that of a new people who cobbled success and identity despite colonization, wars, slavery and discrimination. Jones uses maps, documents and photographs to tell…

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