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Thu, Jul 27


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A Descendant Speaks

Join us for a conversation with Dolly Marshall regarding her ancestors and a special exhibition at the Museum if the American Revolution: Black Founders | The Forten Family of Philadelphia

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A Descendant Speaks
A Descendant Speaks

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Jul 27, 2023, 8:00 PM

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About the event

Join Janice and Cherekana for an interview with Dolly Marshall, historical preservation activist, researcher, genealogist and lecturer. Ms. Marshall leads many community partnerships related to African American experiences and the African diaspora, bringing this crucial part of history to life for the public. Ms. Dolly Marshall is the Historic Preservation Specialist for the City of Camden, Education & Interpretation Associate for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and a Trustee of The Mount Peace Cemetery Association. She is a member of the Association of Black Women Historians, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She is the recipient of the 2023 NJ Historical Commission Award of Recognition, the 2022 Public Service Award from the Preservation Alliance for greater Philadelphia, the 2022 Chancellor's Award for Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Engagement, Rutgers University-Camden and in 2021, winner of the David H. Knights New Preservation Initiatives Award. She continues her devoted stewardship of Mount Peace Cemetery and considers her work with the younger generation at the cemetery critically important. Ms. Marshall attended Rutgers University-Camden and recently completed her degree in Africana Studies and History. Some of Ms. Marshall's ancestors' stories can currently be seen at the Museum of the American Revolution's Black Founders Exhibit: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, whom Ms. Marshall is a descendant of through her maternal lineage.

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