More information to come along with a mighty good time.
The lecture builds upon two CDG offerings, HAITI’S FORTS OF FREEDOM and HAITI AND THE CIVIL WAR. Along with millions of people of color and abolitionists, Haiti inspired Frederick to fight for freedom in America. His lifelong relationship to Haiti provide culminated in his service as United States Minister to Haiti in 1889 to1891. More details about this Chowan Discovery lecture will be provided.
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 women with degrees in medicine and law. Although many schools were destroyed and teachers and students threatened, the growth of education for people of color continued. The Winton Triangle has its own story about a missionary teacher. Marvin T. Jones will give a overview of the people and organizations who propagated education among people of color and how southern whites also greatly benefitted. As always, this lecture includes many stories and images of portraits, documents and places.
This talk is hosted by the Rock Creek Nature Center’s Civil War Roundtable which is always followed by a lively lunch at Ledo Pizza at 7435 Georgia Avenue, NW in DC. The sponsors are the wonderful supporters of Chowan Discovery!
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; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her from her home; and finally, Mrs. Hundley’s campaign to save the historic Dunbar High School building in the 1970’s.
Mrs. Hundley’s unyielding loyalty to her school and high educational standards led her to write a book, The Dunbar Story in 1965. She encouraged and directed many Dunbar students to attend the best possible colleges in the United States during the Jim Crow era. The Chowan Discovery Group presents a film about this extraordinary personality in education. THE CAMPAIGNS OF MOLLY HUNDLEY tells of her efforts to move students to excellent levels of education and mission, to broaden their choices of colleges during the Jim Crow era, and her own battles against mediocrity and racism. Producer Marvin T. Jones will introduce and discuss the film.
This is the second Dunbar High film produced by Chowan Discovery. Both films are funded by the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and the Chowan Discovery Group. The screening is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum program series, a lunchtime event that is inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University Museum.
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 years, pro-slavers feared Haiti, and the enslaved and abolitionists found great hope from Toussaint Louverture and Haiti. Marvin T. Jones 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. The American leaders who wrote of, spoke of and acted due to their admiration for Louverture include John Brown, Martin Delaney, Gabriel Prosser, Frederick Douglass, Charlotte Forten, William Lloyd Garrison, Prince Hall, John Mercer Langston, Wendell Phillips, Senator Charles Sumner, Denmark Vesey and David Walker. Many African Americans today are descended from all who saw Haiti as a guiding light.
This interview will be still accessible after the broadcast. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2017/10/06/the-civil-war-and-the-second-haitian-revolution-with-marvin-t-jones
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 Brown, Martin Delaney, Frederick Douglass, Charlotte Forten, William Lloyd Garrison, Prince Hall, John Mercer Langston, Wendell Phillips, Senator Charles Sumner, Denmark Vesey and David Walker.
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. Now, his work comes full circle in tying connections between Haiti and eastern North Carolina. This event is hosted by C.R. Gibbs and the Greenbelt Public Library at 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD, (301) 345-5800.