Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will feature a talk, “Tracing Our Ancestors’ Footprints,” given by historian and genealogist Karice Luck-Brimmer.
In 2020, according to a release announcing this meeting, Army veteran Fred Miller purchased an 1850s-era Gothic Revival-style house near his childhood home in Pittsylvania County. Miller’s goal was to have a large space to host gatherings for his extended family; he did not expect to discover hidden facts about his family’s past. He did not know that the house, called Sharswood, was a plantation and that his ancestors had been enslaved there.
The story of the Miller family’s discovery of their family connection to Shars-wood was featured on CBSs’ 60 Minutes, in the Washington Post, and by other national media outlets.
Luck-Brimmer’s talk will explore ways to reclaim heritage as she shares her journey of tracing th...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.