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An African American Experience in Marion County presentation

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

FREE
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Dr. Raymond Alvarez will present “An African American Experience in Marion County 1850s – 1940s: Harriet Wilson Whitely and Alfred Meade”.  Alvarez will look at the lives of Alfred Meade, a freed slave, and his sister-in-law, Harriet Wilson Whitely (Aunt Hat) who was the last person born into slavery in Marion County.

The program will be followed by a light reception and members of the audience will receive a complimentary copy of Goldenseal, the magazine of traditional West Virginia life.

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center
Squibb Wilson Blvd, 1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, 26554 United States
Phone:
304-367-4403
Website:
https://www.fairmontstate.edu/folklife/

Organizer

Dr. Fran Kirk
Phone:
(304) 367-4232
Email:
Francene.Kirk@fairmontstate.edu
Website:
https://www.fairmontstate.edu/