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April 2017

Dunbar High School’s Classic Age – 1870 – 1957 film showing

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs,
1100 4th St, SW
Wshington, DC United States
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The first public high school for African Americans, the Paul W. Lawrence High School in Washington, D.C. was known for the sterling education given to its students and for the successes they achieved in later life.  Among its famous students are General Benjamin Davis, Sr., Nannie Helen Burroughs, Dr. Charles Drew, Charles Hamilton Houston, Senator Edward Brooke and Elizabeth Catlett.  Notable principals and teachers include  Mary Jane Patterson, Richard T. Greener, Anna Julia Cooper, Christian Fleetwood, Edward C. Williams, Jesse Redmon…

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Winton Triangle History in Tuscon!

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barbea Williams Performing Company,
Dunbar Pavilion - BWPC Dance and Art Academy, 325 West 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 857092 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 begin in 1584 when the English first learn 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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Dunbar High School’s Classic Age – 1870 – 1957 film showing in Georgetown

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church,
1334 29th St., NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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The first public high school for African Americans, the Paul W. Lawrence High School in Washington, D.C. was known for the sterling education given to its students and for the successes they achieved in later life.  Among its famous students are General Benjamin Davis, Sr., Nannie Helen Burroughs, Dr. Charles Drew, Charles Hamilton Houston, Senator Edward Brooke and Elizabeth Catlett.  Notable principals and teachers include  Mary Jane Patterson, Richard T. Greener, Anna Julia Cooper, Christian Fleetwood, Edward C. Williams, Jesse Redmon…

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June 2017

PARTY! Sixth Annual Fundraiser for Chowan Discovery

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Bethesda Skyroom,
5750 Bou Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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We always have fun on this night - this time on the roof! Chowan Discovery Night, June 3, 6pm on Saturday - the Skybox at 5750 Bou Avenue in Rockville, MD. Bring family and friends! (Park in the shopping center lot behind 5750 Bou Avenue.)

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Dunbar High School’s Classic Age: 1870 – 1957 film showing in Shepherd Park, DC

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Shepherd Park Public Library,
7420 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012 United States
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The first public high school for African Americans, the Paul W. Lawrence High School in Washington, D.C. was known for the sterling education given to its students and for the successes they achieved in later life.  Among its famous students are General Benjamin Davis, Sr., Nannie Helen Burroughs, Dr. Charles Drew, Charles Hamilton Houston, Senator Edward Brooke and Elizabeth Catlett.  Notable principals and teachers include  Mary Jane Patterson, Richard T. Greener, Anna Julia Cooper, Christian Fleetwood, Edward C. Williams, Jesse Redmon…

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July 2017

“Beginnings of African American Literacy” told in Richmond

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Public Library,
101 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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This presentation was well-received at the 2017 Black History Conference of the Afro American Genealogical and Historical Society chapters of Washington, D. C. and Maryland.  Marvin T. Jones will tell the stories about how African Americans gained literacy and skills against all odds and how school records are aids to genealogical research.  He will also show how those starting from illiteracy rose to great heights.  Among notable people in the presentation are Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Myrilla Miner and…

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September 2017

Haiti and the Civil War presentation

September 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Nature Center,
5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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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 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 John…

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October 2017

Haiti and the Civil War – a talk by Marvin T. Jones

October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Greenbelt Public Library,
11 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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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 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 John…

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Radio Interview: HAITI AND THE CIVIL WAR

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

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MOLLY HUNDLEY showing at George Washington University

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The George Washington University Museum,
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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The Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University Museum is hosting the showing of THE CAMPAIGNS OF MOLLY HUNDLEY,  one of the films produced by Chowan Discovery. 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 to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her;…

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