Chowan Discovery Activity Report for 2021

Marvin Tupper Jones

Feb 1, 2022

We continue to progress through the pandemic!

January 10: Interviewed by Rupen Fofaria for Ed NC.com: https://www.ednc.org/winton-triangle-cofield-ahoskie-nc-chowan-school-black-farm-entrepreneur-csbrown-hertford-history/?fbclid=IwAR0ytNgOs3VVnegSd_fkl8LnB-6bJmfHeSaISJyZEJyrTfS0uwVa1nDaVSs


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

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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; https://coastalreview.org/2021/04/marker-to-note-ahoskies-civil-rights-legacy/


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. https://sdusmp.org/conference2021/?page_id=1070 and https://sdusmp.org/conference2021/?page_id=172



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 https://coastalreview.org/2021/07/marvin-jones-winton-triangle-research-a-personal-journey/



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

- “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 Round Table's Black Librarians Project.

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


Paints and Brush