The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will present its annual Black History Month Program onSaturday, February 27th at 10:30 AM in the Museum, located at 104 West Anderson Street in Selma.
The title of the program is: “Finding your Present in the Past”: A Walk through History. The presenter will be Eric Jackson, History Instructor at Johnston Community College in Smithfield.
Jackson will lead a discussion on genealogy and the black family, and how a discovery of never before seen documents from the 1830’s changed his life.
“This will be a personal story that I hope will help others find their past.” states Jackson. “I will be using documents just released by the Virginia Historical Society that I found online. These documents put many pieces of a puzzle together. I will discuss how I found the documents and hope it will inspire others.”
Jackson goes on to say, “This is a family event and I hope that families and young people will attend.”
The event is free and open to the public. Jackson says it will last about one hour. For more information call 919-333-4899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org