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

Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie "Back Country" of Randolph County, North Carolina

From Hill Town to Strieby (Backintyme Publishing, 2016)

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!

Information will be made available at http://www.IndieBookAwards.com along with that of the other Finalists and Winners. A Press Release announcing the Grand Prize Winners and saying where the media and others  can see the complete list of Winners and Finalists will also be published. From Hill Town to Strieby “will be listed as a Finalist in the 2017 NGIBA catalog and distributed at Book Expo America (BEA) in New York as a countertop handout at registration desks. The book will be promoted to book buyers, book lovers and library reps along with media and industry professionals.” All Finalists and Winners are invited to the awards reception at the Harvard Club in New York City, Wednesday, May 31st.

AFRICAN AMERICAN WINNER:

Moonlight Helmsman – Robert Smalls’ Amazing Escape, by Richard Maule (Amazon Books /Createspace)

FINALISTS:

A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina and Selected Finding Aids, by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson (Xlibris)

Crimson Sweat: The Collector’s Edition, by John Drumgoole, Jr. (The Scroll Group)

Daddy’s Girl, by Ben Burgess Jr. (Legacy Books LLC)

From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” of Randolph County, North Carolina, by Margo Lee Williams (Backintyme Publishing)

Shards of the Past, by C.D. Blue (CreateSpace)

About mlwilliams

I have Masters degrees in Sociology and Religious Education which provide the backdrop for my interest in family history and community social histories. I've researched and written extensively on my Lassiter family, including my books: Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850), an Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina: My Research Journey to Home, and From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie "Back Country" of Randolph County, North Carolina. I am a frequent lecturer for the Family History Centers in the Washington, DC area, a former editor of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and have my own private research company, Personal Prologue.
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