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LECTURES

The  WINTON TRIANGLE history is covered from the first English contact in 1584 to the post-Jim Crow period in the 1970s. 

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As part of our mission, we get to tell audiences exciting histories about the Winton Triangle and beyond. In addition to an overview lecture of the Winton Triangle’s history from 1584 to the 1980s,  additional lectures take closer looks with talks about its first people, its role in the Civil War, the ensuing creation of our C.S. Brown School and the contributions of its alumni: Annie Walden Jones (diarist), Robert L. Vann (the publisher and lawyer) and Katie M. Hart (educator and pioneering librarian).  Most of these image-filled lectures are free to the public and given to churches, schools, libraries, civic groups and more.

 The Chowanoke Nation was the largest of the Algonquian nations in North Carolina.  The English encountered them in 1586 – one year before the arrival of the Lost Colony and 21 years before the settlement of Jamestown.  This is  an image-filled story of a people who endured North Carolina's first colonial war and remains a part of its native area. 

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The parent school of several Winton Triangle schools, Pleasant Plains students and teachers provided leadership into the 20th Century.
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This lecture is also called "Families of USCTS" because the brothers, cousins, uncles, nephews and in-laws who served in the United States forces during the Civil War.
View this November, 2020 lecture.
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A cousin of the above Jack Robbins, Parker David Robbins, took on 9 roles in his long life while breaking barriers.
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While the Civil War raged, an educational movement took hold in the south and has yet to cease.
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Building on the educational movement cited above, Katie Hart drove education around the Winton Triangle to a higher stage by moving from school to libraries.
View this talk from March, 2021.
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The first massive drive that overcame enslavement began in Haiti.  In this lecture, Marvin Tupper Jones demonstrates Haiti's steps in keeping its independence with a series of mountain top forts.
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This talk details how the Haitian Revolution lead to the second Haitian Revolution, better known as the Civil War.
Freedom seekers and  abolitionists
took inspiration from the revolution, and coordinated with Haitian leaders for over sixty years.
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OTHER LECTURE TITLES:

A life on Winton's Main Street: Annie Walden Jones’ Life and Diaries - Loyal Southerners - The Founding of Chowan Academy: North Carolina's First Independent High School, Calvin Scott Brown School and Its Alumni - The Value of Historical Markers - The Beginnings of African American Literacy



SOME VENUES:

 

African-American Civil War Museum – Washington, DC

Afro American Genealogical and History Society conferences and chapters

Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce – Ahoskie, NC

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Chowan University - Murfreesboro NC

Critical Mixed Race Studies conferences

C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum – Winton, NC

Gates County Historical Society – Gatesville, NC

Howard University, Washington DC
Kinston African-American Civil War Conference – Kinston, NC

Melungeon Heritage Reunion Conferences

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Harrellsville, NC

Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Como NC

Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC

North Carolina A&T University - Greensboro NC

North Carolina Central University - Durham NC
North Carolina History Museum – Raleigh, NC

Pleasant Plains Baptist Church – Winton, NC

Reginald L. Lewis Museum - Baltimore MD

Roanoke Chowan Community College – Ahoskie, NC

Roanoke Chowan Center - Windsor NC

Robert L. Vann School Alumni Association – Ahoskie, NC

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum - Washington, DC

University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Winton Historical Association - Winton, NC