As part of our mission to speak to organizations, institutions and family groups, we were invited by the family of the great Lemuel Washington Boon to present on July 27 in Reston, Virginia. Lemuel Washington Boon (1827 – 1878) was the Roanoke-Chowan area’s leader in worship, education and human rights.
After the Civil War, Boone founded numerous churches for people of color. These churches, in turn, founded community schools. Along with this first-ever network of worship, leadership and education, Boon co-founded and was first president of the Roanoke Missionary Association. He was, also, a founding trustee of Shaw University and the first president of the state baptist association for African Americans.
Many members of the Boon family now have signed copies of Carolina Genesis – Beyond the Color Line and Chowan Discovery Group mugs!
When planning your next reunion, consider inviting us to present the history of your family’s Winton Triangle community.
Contact Marvin T. Jones.