Topic: “From These Beginnings”: A Tribute to My Grandmother Sallie Elizabeth Johnson
Gloria Gilmore will show us a rich collection of family photographs as she speaks of her quest to understand her grandmother’s life and family. Here she sets the stage for us:
A mother’s death just after emancipation separates her children to different regions—Sallie to Virginia and her two siblings to New Jersey. What happened to Sallie? What do we know about her education and marriage, and the family’s effort to raise and educate their family, establish a homestead, maintain the oral history, and instill faith and love for family and future generations?
** The African American Heritage Center is located in the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville, 233 Fourth St. NW. There is plenty of parking. It is on the second floor at the south end of the building.