Finding the Forgotten African-American Families

  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 495 Herbert Hills Drive Hayesville, NC, 28904 United States

Jason Lee Edwards will present a talk on Finding the Forgotten: The African-American Families of Towns and Clay Counties at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Hayesville on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 until 12:00. Everyone is invited.

Jason will share his findings about the African-American families of the Hiawassee and Brasstown Valleys during the period from the 1790s to the 1910s. Jason was the 2017 recipient of the Joseph Wilson Boone award for the most outstanding history major at Young Harris College. After moving to Young Harris, he was appointed Deputy Historian of Town County in 2016. At Edwards' talk at Good Shepherd, refreshments will be served, and after the talk, the audience will visit the Fort Hembree cemetery in Hayesville, where some African-Americans are buried.

For more information see the related press release on this website.