CAROLINA GENESIS – Beyond the Color Line presents the first published history of the Winton Triangle. Marvin T. Jones’ essay, “The Leading Edge of Edges – The Tri-Racial People of the Winton Triangle”, tells the story of a people who emerged from the meeting of the New and Old Worlds and how they created success from century to century in northeastern North Carolina. The cover of this book of seven essays features a 1977 photograph of the Deaconesses of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, the first institution established by the people of the Winton Triangle.
Highlights of the essay:
– Origins of the Winton Triangle
– The Triangle’s contribution to the Civil War in expanding freedom in the United States
– Founding of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church and the C.S. Brown and Robert L. Vann Schools, and the achievements of their members and graduates.
– Leadership in worship, education, business, and government.
Copies signed by Marvin T. Jones and author appearances are available at 202.726.4066 or email@example.com.
The Deaconesses of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church in 1977, l-r: Starkey Pierce, Claudia Hare Chavis, Dessie Chavis Weaver Rooks, Julia Pierce Brett, Elnora Chavis, Iva Chavis James, Clario Robbins Jones, Rosa Cotten Pierce, Glynnis Brett Jones, Cora Hall, Vivian Tyler Chavis, Cora Peterson.
Photograph by Marvin T. Jones.