Category Archives: American Missionary Association

From Hill Town to Strieby receives Finalist Medal from 2017 Indie Book Awards

From Hill Town to Strieby has been named a Finalist in the African American category for the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Notification was made today. I was very honored to find myself named along with LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson! … Continue reading

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YouTube Presentation in Asheboro, NC

This video is from my presentation in Asheboro on 18 February 2017

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A Civil Rights Story: Vella Lassiter (Excerpted from: From Hill Town to Strieby)

  In Honor of International Women’s Day, I am posting this chapter on Vella Lassiter as published in From Hill Town to Strieby (Backintyme Publishing, 2016, available in paperback and kindle from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hill-Town-Strieby-Missionary-Association/dp/0939479095). Vella Lassiter was one example of both … Continue reading

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Book Daily featured book of the day

From Hill Town to Strieby was a featured book of the day in the Emerging Authors category. The page includes a selection from the book.  Follow the link to see the whole posting. http://www.bookdaily.com/book/5562405

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Presentation and Book Signing at Asheboro Public Library, 18 Feb 2017

I’ll be speaking at the Asheboro Public Library on Worth St., Asheboro, NC, on Saturday, 18 Feb 2017, and signing books from 2:00-4:00 pm. Here is the information they have posted: Sat, February 18, 2pm – 4pm The unique history … Continue reading

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Historical Book Award from North Carolina Society of Historians

On Saturday, 5 November 2016, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, I was awarded an Historical Book Award by the North Carolina Society of Historians, at their Diamond Jubilee Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. The event took place at the Stone Center. Along … Continue reading

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Greenlee award announced in Courier Tribune

The Asheboro Courier Tribune ran an article at the end of September about the Marsha M Greenlee History Award by the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society being given for From Hill Town to Strieby. The article was written by Chip … Continue reading

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2016 Marsha M. Greenlee History Award

I received word this morning that I have been awarded the Marsha M. Greenlee History Award from AAHGS for my book, From Hill Town to Strieby. Formal announcement and conferring of the award will take place in Atlanta at the … Continue reading

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International Black Genealogy Summit – 1-3 Sep 2016, Arlington, VA

Come out to the 2016 IBGS this Friday and Saturday at the Crystal City (Virginia) Marriott. I’ll be there with both my books, Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850) An Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina, and … Continue reading

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Asheboro, NC, Courier-Tribune features article on Strieby

Chip Womick of the Courier Tribune interviewed me and Elbert Lassiter for this well-done review of the story of Strieby and my new book, From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” … Continue reading

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