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Maurice Thornton: An African American Family History

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adult 18+, Intergenerational (all ages)
Date: 10/10/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Local author, Dr. Maurice Thornton, will talk about how he researched, wrote, and published his family's history, the "story of an African American family living in the American South during the late 1800ís until the present time," focusing on their lives in a segregated Alabama and the Civil Rights Era. Dr. Thornton will be available to answer your questions about how he did the genealogical research, and wrote and published his book. Dr. Thornton, retired adjunct professor and veteran of the Korean War, is also a leading member of the 369th Veterans Association; an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the story of the all-African American 369th Infantry Regiment (the Harlem Hellfighters) and instrumental in obtaining the Medal of Honor for local WWI hero Henry Johnson. All ages welcome!

Location: Community Room
Contact: Anne
Presenter: Anne