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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.


February 13, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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