Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Annelise Morris-Speaker at Monday's Meeting

BLACK PIONEERS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY WILL BE
FEATURED TOPIC AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

            Annelise “Anni” Morris will present a program on the black pioneer families of Lawrence County at the next meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m., at the History Center on the corner of 12th and State in Lawrenceville.

            Morris, a Lawrence County native who earned her doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley, recently completed a two year long community archaeological project of two black farmsteads near Pinkstaff.  Morris will discuss the project’s findings, and how many of the artifacts discovered help to tell the story of early black settlers in Lawrence County. 

            The meeting is free and open to the public.