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May 2016

Loyal Southerners – a presentation by Marvin T. Jones

May 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Nature Center,
5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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The story of the most famous of Southern Unionists, Newton Knight (left) will be screened on film. It stars Mathew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Release date is June 24. Very little has been told and much has been suppressed about southerners who defended the Union during the Civil War.  On June 24, the release of the movie THE FREE STATE OF JONES brings to the public the best known story of resisters to the Confederacy.  In preparation for…

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September 2016

Winton Triangle’s Civil War presentation

September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenbelt Public Library,
11 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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Learn about role a rural community of color played during the Civil War. As part of Dr. C.R. Gibbs' annual African American history lectures series at the Greenbelt MD Public Library, Marvin T. Jones presents with words and images the Winton Triangle's successful efforts to keep American whole and to defeat slavery.  Serving from Virginia to Texas, many were from families of soldiers.  You will hear about their cause, challenges, escapes, victories and their lives - and what they created…

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Mrs. Thomas lost her farm but her country gained a hero.

September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Public Library,
3310 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, 20008 United States
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Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, 1824 - 1917. The film “Aunt Betty and Fort Stevens,” tells the story of Elizabeth Proctor Thomas, a Free Woman of Color who, despite losing her farm during the Civil War, becomes a heroine in her Washington, D.C. community.  At one the worst moments in her life, she is comforted by Abraham Lincoln.   Mrs. Proctor went to serve the fort that replaced her farm and livestock, even during the Battle of Fort Stevens…

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November 2016

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

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:15 am
Rock Creek Nature Center,
5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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Built between 1804 and 1820, the Citadelle Henry was one of the mightiest forts in the Americas. Before Marvin T. Jones earnestly explored the Winton Triangle, he did so in Haiti.  He honed his documentary and research skills to produce articles and exhibits on the defense works of Haiti, the second republic of the New World.  Not only will Marvin present how the people of color in Haiti freed themselves, but he will also show what…

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Winton Triangle Presentation in Tappahannock, VA

November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Essex Public Library,
117 Church Ln
Tappahannock, 22560 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. Hosted by the Middle Peninsula…

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December 2016

Pleasant Plains School’s 150th Anniversary

December 11, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pleasant Plains Baptist Church,
US 13 and Pleasant Plains Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910 United States
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This is the 1920 Pleasant Plains School House, funded in part by Julius Rosenwald. His portrait is in the three-room schoolhouse. Pleasant Plains Baptist Church leaders founded its Pleasant Plains School the year after the end of the Civil War.  Before then, there were no schools for people of color, enslaved or free.  The school, its church, leaders and students went on to establish other school in the area and in Virginia.  The most notable daughter…

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February 2017

Keynote speech by Marvin T. Jones

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Laurel Family History Center,
7200 Contee Road
Laurel, MD United States
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Marvin T. Jones is the keynote speaker at the 2017 Black History Month Genealogy Conference (BHM) hosted by the State of Maryland and Washington DC chapters of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) and the African- American Special Interest Group, Washington DC Family History Center.  The conference is scheduled for Saturday February 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Laurel Family History Center. The theme for the 2017 conference is “From the Archives to the Classroom…

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March 2017

15th Public Showing of CAMPAIGNS OF MOLLY HUNDLEY

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives,
1201 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, directed by Kimberley Springle, gave us plenty of assistance when we were researching for our two Dunbar films.  We are pleased to present the latest one at the Charles Sumner. 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…

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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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