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Pleasant Plains School at Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The CDG is hosting the academic panel, “Origins and growth of Mixed Race Groups from the South to Ohio” at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at the University of Maryland – College Park on March 3, 2017.  Marvin T. Jones’ presentation, “A Mixed Race school, Pleasant Plains, 1866 – 1950” is based on his work in placing the Winton Triangle’s first schoolhouse on the National Register of Historic Places.  Other participants of the panel are

  • Dr. Jill E. Rowe, Western Michigan University: “Mixed-Race Antebellum Communities in the Old Northwest”
  • Bertie County’s Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood, North Carolina A&T University: “Documenting and Exploring the Early History of Mixed Race Peoples: Over Five Hundred Years of the Merging of Native American, African, and European Peoples in North America from the 1500s to the present”.

Panel is moderator by author Margo Lee Williams.  The panel’s time and location is 1pm, March 3 at Banneker B, University of Maryland Adele H. Stamp Student Union, 3972 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, 20742.

The conference runs from March 1-3; registration is required.  Chowan Discovery is hosting an after-conference tour the following day.


March 3, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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