AAGGMV Member and Author of
"Lucy’s Story: Right Choices But Wrongs Still Left"
Hello Family History Researchers,
I would like to share with you some information about upcoming book signings and genealogical presentations that have been arranged through my Michigan literary agent, Hubert Price, of Synergistic Consulting. Mr. Price is a former Michigan State Representative. Hubert and I discovered in past communications that we share the same family roots in Garrard County, KY and both of our gg-grandparents were present at Camp Nelson the setting of my book, Lucy’s Story: Right Choices But Wrongs Still Left.
Hubert has scheduled a series of book signings and presentations in
Michigan beginning January 31st and running thru February 2nd, 2010.
1)Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, Pontiac, Sunday, 1/31/10, 10:00am
book signing here will be preceded by brief remarks on the family oral
history and Camp Nelson, KY.
2)Bloomfield Township Public Library, Bloomfield Township, Sunday, 1/31/10, 3:00pm
Extended remarks will be made here utilizing a power point presentation
relating to the family oral history and Camp Nelson, KY
3)Oakland University, Auburn Hills, Monday, 2/1/10, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Camp Nelson: Black Soldiers and Refugee Slaves in the Civil War
Camp Nelson was a Civil War fortification located high upon the limestone bluffs of the Kentucky River about 25 miles south of Lexington. It was the nation’s second largest recruiter of black soldiers during the Civil War and it was the site of a terrible tragedy committed against fugitive slaves. This personal case study of a family history involving the speaker’s maternal ancestors who served as soldiers in the United States Colored Cavalry and paternal relatives who fled slavery and became fugitives seeking refuge at the Union camp. Archival military records, pension papers, pictures and oral history interviews will highlight this presentation relating to the author’s book-Lucy’s Story: Right Choices But Wrongs Still Left
4)Pontiac Public Library, Pontiac, Monday, 2/1/10, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Overcoming the Genealogical Wall of Slavery in Family History Research
A tribute to Alex Haley will be given, followed by a personal case study utilizing genealogical techniques in unraveling the historical “Roots” of a black family. Portions of an oral history interview will be shared and numerous pictures, legal documents and genealogical records will be examined in scaling the barrier of slavery in order to further climb the family tree.
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