February 27, 2017 N/A
Celebrate Black History Month "In Plain View: A Remembering" @ Morgan Co African American Museum
Anna Charleston was born into slavery circa 1860 in Morgan County, Georgia. She grew into a beautiful young woman and with the quest for education and determination at her spiritual core, took her freedom forward to become mother, landowner, business woman and community activist in the tiny hamlet known as Plainview, just outside of madison, Georgia, 55 miles east of Atlanta. Madison is known as the town that Sherman spared from burning as the nation moved to close the Civil War. Anna, a toddler, would have been caught up in the gray and chaos that ended that era.
The land that she acquired begins our story of African American women in the Plainview Community. Please join us and discover the lives of Jessie Andrews (grandmother of fame artist Benny Andrews and his brother, writer Raymond Andrews), Mamie Hampton, Adline Collier and others. Lake numerous black women throughout America's history, these women used land to support and benefit their communities, often through complicated interracial and family relationships.
Come celebrate Black History Month as we honor these pioneering black women of Morgan County .