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MECC Announces Donations, Creation of Center for Melungeon Research

This exciting news was a highlight of the closing portion of 18th Union in Big Stone Gap, a true milestone moment for Melungeon studies.  T…

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Researchers Discuss Origins of Melungeon Heritage at Annual Event (June 28, 2014)

Thanks to Wayne Winkler, Lisa Alther, and Arwin Smallwood for providing facts and insights for the viewers of this Bristol-Kingsport-Johnso…

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Tributes to Johnnie Rhea from members and friends of MHA

For all of us involved in Melungeon research, the loss of Johnnie Rhea is like the closing of a library.  She was my mentor and my greatest…

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The Melungeons Got Me-- and I Couldn't Have Been More Tickled-- by Linda Ladd Townsend

The Melungeons Got Me!—and I Couldn’t Have Been More Tickled! By Linda Ladd Townsend I attended the 18th Union: A Melungeon Gathering, (Jun…

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MECC Announces Donations, Creation of Center for Melungeon Research

This exciting news was a highlight of the closing portion of 18th Union in Big Stone Gap, a true milestone moment for Melungeon studies.  T…

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Researchers Discuss Origins of Melungeon Heritage at Annual Event (June 28, 2014)

Thanks to Wayne Winkler, Lisa Alther, and Arwin Smallwood for providing facts and insights for the viewers of this Bristol-Kingsport-Johnso…

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0 Jun 30

18th Union, June 27/28, 2014, Vardy, TN and Big Stone Gap, VA "The Future of Melungeon Research"

The 18th Melungeon Union will be held June 27th and 28th in Vardy, Tennessee and Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The Vardy Community Historical S…

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Arwin D. Smallwood, Ph.D. returns to North Carolina

MHA congratulates Professor Smallwood, formerly of the University of Memphis, for his return to his home state as head of the History Depar…

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1 Feb 26
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Johnnie's Story

Johnnie’s Story By Johnnie Clyde Gibson Rhea On May 23, 1931, I was born in Virginia to John and Martha Goins Gibson.  My grandparents were…

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1 Feb 26
Reply by Jeanne Marie Bornefeld

Tributes to Johnnie Rhea from members and friends of MHA

For all of us involved in Melungeon research, the loss of Johnnie Rhea is like the closing of a library.  She was my mentor and my greatest…

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5 Jan 23
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16th Union Report, Big Stone Gap, VA 2012

  (Johnnie Rhea and Rose Trent at 16th Union-- photo courtesy of Julie Williams Dixon) 16th Union at the Southwest Virginia Historical Mus…

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17th Union Report, Wytheville, VA 2013

The 17th Melungeon Union was the best attended in six years, with more than fifty MHA members on the first day and more than seventy in att…

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0 Jul 1, 2013

Press Release for 17th Union, with new speaker details

New Documentary Film about Tennessee’s Melungeons to show in Wytheville at Melungeon Heritage Association’s 17th Union: A Melungeon Gatheri…

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0 Jun 20, 2013

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The Melungeons Got Me-- and I Couldn't Have Been More Tickled-- by Linda Ladd Townsend

The Melungeons Got Me!—and I Couldn’t Have Been More Tickled!By Linda Ladd TownsendI attended the 18th Union: A Melungeon Gathering, (June, 2014), and felt instantly included. I am writing this summary to encourage other newbies to attend a Union,…Continue

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MECC Announces Donations, Creation of Center for Melungeon Research

This exciting news was a highlight of the closing portion of 18th Union in Big Stone Gap, a true milestone moment for Melungeon studies.  The MECC announcement opens with these words:Big Stone Gap, VA -- Mountain Empire Community College is pleased…Continue

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