(Elizabeth City, NC) Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 pm the Museum of the Albemarle presents authors Marvin T. Jones and K. Paul Johnson discussing the book Carolina Genesis: Beyond the Color Line in the Gaither Auditorium. The book is a collection of essays that examines mixed-heritage families and the racial obstacles they have overcome.
Author Marvin T. Jones is the executive director of the Chowan Discovery Group (CDG) whose mission is to research, document, and preserve the history of the landowning tri-racial people of color in Hertford County, North Carolina.
K. Paul Johnson is a retired Halifax, Virginia public library director. His family’s roots can be traced to Bertie County, NC during the Civil War years.
This is a free program. For more information, call 252-335-1453.
The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the NC. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com