In October 2016, the 101st conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History took place in Richmond. Dr. Rhonda L. Jones and Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber invited Marvin T. Jones to their panel, Documenting, Idenifying and Marking Hallowed Spaces. Jones’ presentation was on highway historic markers called “Curbside Classroom: Demystifying the Process of Highway Historical Markers” and was based on Chowan Discovery’s experience in successfully nominating six North Carolina Highway Historical Markers. This presentation was first given at an Afro American Genealogical and Historical Society conference in Greensboro in 2012.
The Chowan Discovery-produced film, The Campaigns of Molly Hundley, was also shown. At conferences like ASALH, frequently friends gather and this was no less true. CDG advisor and friend, Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood, led a group of students and faculty from A&T University where he is chairman of the history department.
Marvin and Chowan Discovery want to thank Drs. Jones and Jowers-Barber for the invitation!