African-American Family Reunion Workshop at Meeting

March 14, 2015

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17), Tappahannock, Virginia (map). All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. Experienced researchers and novices alike are welcome.

The meeting will feature an African-American Family Reunion Workshop presented by Pamela B. Williams, veteran Reunion Planner. This workshop will focus on the customs and traditions of African-American family reunions. The role and impact that slavery had on the formation of these reunions will be examined as well as the structure of today’s reunions. An African-American family reunion that began in 1932 and still survives today will be featured.

The public is cordially invited to attend the meeting. For further information about this meeting or about MPAAGHS, call 804.651.8753 or visit