AAHGS Greater Richmond VA
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Richmond Public Library
101 East Franklin St. Richmond VA 23219
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10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 14-17, 2020
Scheduled in March - Marvin T. Jones
His presentation is about a centuries-old community of freeborn landowners and their contributions in and after the Civil War. A year after the Confederates seized a mixed race, married mother of three and used her as a lure, her Winton Triangle community responded by enlisting in the Union military.
Over seventy of North Carolina’s Winton Triangle men fought in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. They took part in the destruction of Charleston, captured what was to become Gen. Grant’s ultimate headquarters, supported the eleven-month siege on Richmond and its capture; and finally enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas after the war’s end (Juneteenth).
AAHGS Greater Richmond
Saturday January 25
Regina H. Boone
Richmond Free Press photojournalist
In 2018, she returned to her family-run weekly newspaper, the Richmond Free Press, following completion of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
During the 2017-2018 Fellowship she researched an unknown family story about her paternal grandfather Tsuruju Miyazaki who was arrested on Dec. 7, 1941 in Suffolk, Va. while at work at his restaurant, the Horse Shoe Café, when her father Raymond H. Boone was just three years old. Her grandfather along with at least 120,000 Japanese Americans and anyone of Japanese descent was later incarcerated at Rohwer, a prison camp in McGehee, Ark. and forced to move to Chicago after the war. The family never saw him again in Virginia.
Regina H. Boone is a Richmond, Va. native. She is a veteran photojournalist who worked at the Detroit Free Press for nearly 14 years covering politics, features, breaking news and special projects including coverage of the Flint, Mich. water crisis. One of her photos from Flint was a TIME Magazine cover becoming an iconic photo of the Flint tragedy.