Linda Crichlow White presents “Back There, Then: A Historical Genealogical Memoir” at the Legacy Museum of African American History
The Legacy Museum of African American History is pleased to present Linda Crichlow White, on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 2pm, for a book discussion and signing.
Recorded by native Washingtonian Marietta Crichlow, this book chronicles stories of some Glovers, Garlands, Stevens, Crichlows and others… beginning before the Civil War and tied to Appomattox County; Nelson and Amherst Counties; Lynchburg, VA, and continuing into the 20th century to Duquesne, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. The Brown family of Bedford Avenue in Lynchburg (Edward, Mildred, Carolyn, Edwina and others) are part of this family and figure prominently in the story. Marietta and family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean at Appomattox Court House. Marietta tells of some of the roads the family took over the years. Filled with lots of primary source documents, this book will provide you with ideas of how to document your family history.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact, Nina Polley, Museum Administrator at (434) 845-3455.