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March 2018

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

March 4 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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October 2018

First of a Four Film Series: THE CAMPAIGNS OF MOLLY HUNDLEY

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Andromeda Transcultural Health,
14th and Decatur NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States

In conjunction with the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS), Chowan Discovery is showing four documentaries  October 2, 5, 9 and 12.  All times are at 6:30 pm  at at Andromeda Transcultural Health at 14th and Decatur Streets in Washington, DC. From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The film’s title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive…

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AUNT and FORT STEVENS film to be shown near story’s site.

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Andromeda Transcultural Health,
14th and Decatur NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, 1824 - 1917. In conjunction with the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS), Chowan Discovery is showing four documentaries  October 2, 5, 9 and 12.  All times are at 6:30 pm  at at Andromeda Transcultural Health at 14th and Decatur Streets in Washington, DC. The property of an African American farmer and landowner, Elizabeth “Aunt Betty” Thomas, was taken by the U.S. Army in order to build Fort Stevens which saw battle…

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Alumni tell of story of a school conceived at a DC fort during the Civil War.

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Andromeda Transcultural Health,
14th and Decatur NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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In conjunction with the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS), Chowan Discovery is showing four documentaries  October 2, 5, 9 and 12.  All times are at 6:30 pm  at at Andromeda Transcultural Health at 14th and Decatur Streets in Washington, DC. In 1864 in the barracks of Fort Stevens around the time of its successful defense against an invading Confederate force, the Military Road School as founded for children of color. Ninety years later, the school closed.  Its last…

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Residents of prosperous Black neighborhoods tell their story.

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Andromeda Transcultural Health,
14th and Decatur NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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In conjunction with the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS), Chowan Discovery is showing four documentaries  October 2, 5, 9 and 12.  All times are at 6:30 pm  at at Andromeda Transcultural Health at 14th and Decatur Streets in Washington, DC. The Chowan Discovery-produced film, Oral Histories from the Gold Coast and the Upper 16th Street Communities, is 20 minute documentary that tells the story of the Crestwood, 16th Street Heights, Shepherd Park, Colonial Village, and North Portal Estates neighborhoods…

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November 2018

Winton Triangle lecture in Smithfield VA

November 11 @ 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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