General Meeting Schedule 2021
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Sat., Feb. 27, 2021
History of African American Education in Delaware
Dr. Bradley Skelcher will present an overview of the history of the education of African Americans in Delaware and the court decisions that drove them.
Sat., Mar. 27, 2021
Hinsonville’s Heroes, Agents of Emancipation and Civil Rights
Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch will trace the stories of 18 residents of Hinsonville, a free black community in southeast Pennsylvania, who fought for the Union. The former 19th century village of Hinsonville attracted both free and determined to be free people who championed religious freedom, higher education, land ownership and equal rights. She is the author of Hinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania (The History Press, February 2018).
Sat. Apr. 24, 2021
I was crowned a Queen Mother in Ghana!
Tene Coffield will explain how she ended up in Ghana and take you through each ceremony with pictures & videos.
May 22nd at 10:30 am
From My Family’s Oral History to an Article
Rosalyn Green will relate her journey of researching a family oral history story that extends back to the slavery era, coauthoring an article on it and getting it published. She will also give how-to tips on this process
June 26th at 10:30 am
In Class with Dr. Greg Carr, A Juneteenth Video
Erwin Polk presents the Video, followed by a discussion of the history of Juneteenth, its meaning and how it has been commemorated around the nation.
July 24th at 10:30 am
Researching, Writing, & Publishing Your Family Legacy
Ms Billingsley is the author of Too Brown To Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing. She will share her journey, provide insights on handling unexpected discoveries, and give tips on researching your family tree and on writing, publishing and marketing what you choose to make public.
August 28th at 10:30 am
From Little, Came Much
Ms Collins-Hardy will reveal how she was able to overcome a variety of challenges in researching her ancestors and create her family tree when all she initially had was a few photos, certificates, and obituaries.
September 25th at 10:30 am
African Origins of People Brought to America in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
A short video on Top 10 Tribes in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, followed by a discussion and presentation on the African origins of those brought to the United States. Attendees who have taken a DNA test are encouraged to have their ethnicity results to gain more insight into the potential locations of their African ancestral origins.
Oct 23rd at 10:30am
‘Hard as a Rock’
That’s a lie. We think of grave markers as eternal; but stones are surprisingly fragile. Well-meaning people often seriously damage stones with efforts to clean and preserve them. Regina Barry will give an overview of markers found in Wilmington cemeteries, some types of damage you may see; and modern conservation / cleaning techniques.
The dates and places maybe subject to change.
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