One People, All Colors
For Virginians wondering whether they might have a connection to Melungeon heritage, it is worth noting that in 1943 Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics Director Walter Plecker issued a list of surnames suspected of being mulattoes trying to "pass" as white or Indian. He estimated "One hundred and fifty thousand other mulattoes in Virginia are watching eagerly the attempt of their pseudo-Indian brethren, ready to follow in…Continue
In today's article, Travis Loller of the Associated Press interviewed Roberta Estes and Jack Goins, two of the coauthors of the study's report, and Wayne Winkler, who will appear at this year's 16th Union.
comment by K. Paul Johnson:
Having attended the last four Unions and met almost all MHA members, I can report that the African roots of Melungeons…Continue
Preregistration is not required and onsite registration is $10 for the conference itself, with a free Friday afternoon preconference from 1 to 5 pm. The Friday keynote address will be at 7 pm. Saturday presentations will be from 9 am to 4 pm. Other evening and Thursday event details are being finalized. Speaker order will be as follows:
1 pm Johnnie Rhea, 2 pm Phyllis…Continue