There’s still time to register for the 2014 Black Belt African American Genealogy Conference and Family History Fair to be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. FREE and open to the public. To register, send an email to email@example.com or call BBAAGHS President Debra Love @ (205) 540-2806.
The 2014 Black Belt African American Genealogy Conference and Family History Fair will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. FREE and open to the public. Space is limited so register early. Click here to download the registration form.
For additional information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Debra Love @ (205) 540-2806.
Join us on Saturday, November 16, at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library for Part II of our continuing genealogy series. Sharon Diggs-Jackson will present “How to Publish Your Story” from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Vaughan Room. The library is located at 1103 Selma Avenue at the corner of Broad Street. The program is FREE and open to the public.
Tuskegee veteran Robert Freeman received the Congressional Medal of Honor last week for his service with the Marines at the segregated Montford Point Camp in North Carolina during World War II.
Read the full story: http://www.thetuskegeenews.com/
Selma resident Richie Jean Jackson died last Sunday. The following is from the Montgomery Advertiser article by Alvin Benn:
Jackson’s husband was a busy dentist who supported the protests while she took care of the rest — cooking, baking, washing clothes and even offering weary demonstrators a couch for quick naps.
“This house, so full of love and warmth, gave us perseverance, patience and determination to continue the day-to-day efforts to finish the task,” said the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a leader of the historic campaign.
Jackson’s death Sunday at the age of 81 saddened those who got to know her, and some are expected to be on hand today to pay their respects. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Fairlawn Memory Garden at 8001 Water Ave. in Selma.