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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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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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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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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
Reply by Jeanne Marie Bornefeld

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
Reply by Melungeon Heritage Association

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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0 Nov 21, 2013

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

Joint Statement from Vardy Community Historical Society and MHA, 2002

A Joint Statement from the Vardy Community Historical Society (VCHS) and the Melungeon Heritage Association (MHA ) We the members of VCH…

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0 May 2, 2013

"Melungeons in the 21st Century," 17th Union, a Melungeon Gathering, Wytheville, VA June 28/29

"Melungeons in the 21st Century" is the theme of 17th Union, the first to be celebrated in Wytheville.  The historic community is convenien…

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0 Apr 1, 2013

"A Code to Live by in Appalachia"-- radio documentary covering 16th Union, Vardy, and more

Last summer, reporter Mary Helen Miller came to Big Stone Gap to share the experience of 16th Melungeon Union at the Southwest Virginia His…

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0 Feb 1, 2013

Rockefeller Library records on Indians in Colonial Williamsburg

this is a preliminary draft of a transcription project, provided by Dr. Arwin Smallwood: Rockefeller%20collection.doc  

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0 Oct 2, 2012

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Arwin D. Smallwood, Ph.D. returns to North Carolina 1 Reply

Started by Melungeon Heritage Association in Melungeon Unions. Last reply by Jeanne Marie Bornefeld Feb 26.

Johnnie's Story 1 Reply

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