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Dr. Edna B. McKenzie, Death of My Mother, A Teacher of a One Room School by Dr. Beatrice Vasser. Showing of the film: Deacons For Defense
February 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Dr. Vasser will give a presentation on her Mother who was murdered by unknown parties in Henderson, North Carolina in the mid 1930’s. She and her sister witnessed this crime when she was 5 and her sister was 6 and a half years of age. Dr. Vasser’s mother who was a teacher was active in getting young Black students to stay in school during harvest time which upset the planters’ class.
A video will be shown titled: Deacons For Defense. The film shows how African American Deacons in the various churches rose to the occasion to defend their communities against an ongoing reign of terror.