The Keynote Speaker for the conference is Kenyatta D. Berry. Ms. Berry is an author, attorney, lecturer, professional genealogist and television personality. She is a Contributor to the groundbreaking “1619 Project” published by the New York Times. She is the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and was recently named a “Newsmaker” in American Libraries magazine. As TV Host on PBS's Genealogy Roadshow, she has received over 1.5 million viewers per episode and has been featured on The Real on Fox Television revealing the DNA results of the hosts in a segment entitled “Who Am I?”.
Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 11AM to 5:30PM.
The Historical Society and Emory and Henry College will be hosting a Zoom virtual conference.
The history and genealogy of African Americans in our region.
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* The keynote speaker is Kenyatta D. Berry, an author, attorney and professional genealogist recognized as the host of the PBS program “Genealogy Roadshow.”
* Dr. Jerry Jones, author of “Go and Come Again,” the story of life as an African American in Southwest Virginia.
* Dr. James Hagy, author of “History of Washington County, Virginia to 1865.”
$25 plus $1.29 Processing Fee = $26.29 per Person. Registration is open to anyone interested in our area's history. Tickets can be purchased at