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9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
“Bertie County/Roanoke Chowan Migration Stories Panel”
Shirley Chappell Jones, Greenville, NC – Cale and Hughs Families in Bertie
Joy Thompson, Knoxville, TN – White Families in Bertie migrating to West Tennessee
Jess Anthony, Little Rock, ARK – Hoggard, Dilday, and Mathews Families in Bertie migration to Arkansas
Richard White, Colerain, NC – White Families who settled in Chowan, Perquimans, and Bertie
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
“The Bishop-Cherry-Outlaw Family in Historical Records”
Elbert Roberts Bishop, Jr., JD, M.C.P.
Elbert is a graduate of Morgan State University (A.B. 1967), the Harvard Law School (J.D., 1970) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.C.P., 1971). He has been an attorney, management consultant and investigator for over forty years.
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
“Bishop-Cherry-Outlaw Family DNA: Filling in the Record When the Paper Trail Runs Out”
Elbert Roberts Bishop, Jr.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“African American Antebellum Migration from Bertie County North Carolina to Mississippi and the Southwest: Speller Plantation”
Eugene T. Speller, Ph.D.
Eugene is a graduate of Michigan State University (BS, 1955, Engineering; MA, 1967, Education) and Union Institute and University (PhD, 1975, Educational Administration). Before retiring, he was an Engineer, Dean, College President, Management Consultant, and Community Leader for more than fifty years.
2:30 PM – 4:00PM
“Tour of the Hope Mansion and King-Bazemore House”
Conference Registration Fee
Full Two-Day Conference $60.00
One-Day Friday or Saturday $35.00