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Melungeons explore mysterious mixed-race origins-- Asheville Citizen-Times

This feature story from the Asheville newspaper, featuring interviews with DruAnna Williams Overbay and Dr. Kathy Lyday was picked up natio…

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Melungeon Heritage Association plans gathering in North Carolina-- Johnson City Press

From Dylan Chesser in the Johnson City Press, a story dated May 25, opening paragraph excerpted below: A group of people historically estra…

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Melungeons explore mysterious heritage at local gathering-- Asheville Citizen-Times

The first local publicity for 19th Union has appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times this week.  The opening sentences are: The dark-skinne…

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Melungeons explore mysterious mixed-race origins-- Asheville Citizen-Times

This feature story from the Asheville newspaper, featuring interviews with DruAnna Williams Overbay and Dr. Kathy Lyday was picked up natio…

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0 Sep 11, 2015

Melungeon Heritage Association plans gathering in North Carolina-- Johnson City Press

From Dylan Chesser in the Johnson City Press, a story dated May 25, opening paragraph excerpted below: A group of people historically estra…

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0 May 26, 2015

Melungeons explore mysterious heritage at local gathering-- Asheville Citizen-Times

The first local publicity for 19th Union has appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times this week.  The opening sentences are: The dark-skinne…

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0 May 21, 2015

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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0 Aug 4, 2014

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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0 Jul 1, 2014

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, 2014

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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0 Apr 21, 2014

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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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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5 Jan 23, 2014
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