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Chowan Discovery Activity Report for 2021

Marvin Tupper Jones

Feb 1, 2022

We continue to progress through the pandemic!

Photo: Diary page from a new lecture,  “The Life and Diaries of Annie Walden Jones”

January 10: Interviewed by Rupen Fofaria for Ed NC.com


January 16: “Families of USCTs of the Winton Triangle”, virtual lecture for the AAHGS-Piedmont 

Chapter January 16 


February 17: Katie M. Hart virtual discussion at the Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City NC 


February: Three newspapers articles resulted from this Katie Hart talk: the Bertie Advance, Elizabeth City’s Daily Advance, Roanoke-Chowan News Herald


February 25: Interview with Cheryl Deloatch, Roanoke-Chowan News Herald about North Carolina Highway Historical Markers; the Choanoac and Robert Lee Vann markers were featured in Crossroads…  February 2021


March 3: Announcement of Chowan Discovery’s new marker for New Ahoskie Baptist Church


March 15: Interview with Kip Tabb for Outer Banks Voices about the New Ahoskie Church North Carolina Civil Rights Trails Marker, March 20;


March 26: Tour of Winton Triangle for UNC-Chapel Hill students majoring in public policy, March 26


March 28: C.S. Brown School’s Roots” speech, Founders’ Day at C.S. Brown Cultural Arts Center and Museum


April: Pleasant Plains Schoolhouse featured in the book and exhibit “A Better Place for Our Children”, also featured in Smithsonian Magazine, April 2021 issue.


May 20: Received the Crispus Attucks Award from the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage. and



June 19: Speech read about Hertford County’s soldiers of the 36th Infantry Regiment of the United State Colored Troops at a Juneteenth program in Murfreesboro NC, June 19.


June 19:  interview by Dr. Wilmer Leon, “On with the Issues, Sirius XM, replayed July 3.


June 19: From North Carolina to Texas and Back - The Winton Triangle's Families of USCTs”, virtual lecture for the Dallas Genealogical Society's African-American Genealogy Interest Group


July 5: Kip Tabb article July 5

August 28: Dedication and unveiling of the first North Carolina Civil Rights Trails Marker, for New Ahoskie Baptist Church, Ahoskie.  Followed by panel discussion moderated by Marvin Tupper Jones. 


October 14 -15: Delivered three lectures at the annual Afro American Historical and  Genealogical Society national conference:

-       “The Life and Diaries of Annie Walden Jones”

-       “The Indomitable Parker David Robbins”

-       “Historical Markers of North Carolina and Virginia” 


September: Submitted a 2500-word biography about educator and librarian, Katie M. Hart, to the Black Women Librarians Project as part of the Library History Roundtable

October 20: The “Winton Triangle” lecture presented to the Ahoskie Women’s Club, Ahoskie, NC. 


October 30: Dedication and unveiling of the Wild’s Raid North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in Elizabeth City, NC 

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