From Marvin Tupper Jones: October 13, 2018 – King of Prussia, PA: African American Historical and Genealogical Society gave Marvin T. Jones (and thus Chowan Discovery ) its second highest honor, the Paul Edward Sluby/Jean Samson-Scott Meritorious Achievement Award for “Distinguished Performance In Support Of African American History and Genealogy”. Tremendous thanks goes to the many supporters of Chowan Discovery, and AAHGS members Alice Harris (my cherished nominator!), Robyn Smith, Margo Lee Williams, Bernice Bennett and Linda Crichlow White among others The Sluby/Samson-Scott is the second highest award granted by AAHGS. In the 1980’s, Paul Sluby contributed much to Winton Triangle when producing genealogy books for the Collins-Bizzell family.
Marvin is a member of the Central Maryland Chapter of AAHGS and has presented at eight chapters and the national conferences. This is part of Chowan Discovery’s mission to research, document, preserve and present the history of the Winton Triangle and beyond. In 2014, Marvin and Chowan Discovery received an award from the North Carolina Society of Historians.