18th Union Announcement

  The 18th Melungeon Union will be held June 27th and 28th in Vardy, Tennessee and Big Stone Gap, Virginia. The Vardy Community Historical Society invites MHA members and the public to a celebration on Friday, June 27th at its historical museum in the former Vardy church, and the nearby restored Mullins cabin.  Festivities will […]

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Congratulations to Arwin D. Smallwood, Ph.D., on his return to North Carolina

  MHA congratulates Professor Smallwood, formerly of the University of Memphis, for his return to his home state as head of theHistory Department of North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro. Although the scope of Dr. Smallwood’s research is international, his specialized knowledge of eastern North Carolina has been the highlight of presentations at […]

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16th Union Report

    (Johnnie Rhea and Rose Trent at 16th Union– photo courtesy of Julie Williams Dixon) 16th Union at the Southwest Virginia Historical Museum State Park Report by K. Paul Johnson Every Melungeon Union combines an extended family reunion with a scholarly conference featuring authors and researchers sharing the latest perspectives on our heritage.  All […]

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17th Union Report

The 17th Melungeon Union was the best attended in six years, with more than fifty MHA members on the first day and more than seventy in attendance on Saturday to see the new documentary. The Wytheville Meeting Center was a commodious and welcoming venue for both the smaller conference on Friday and the film showing […]

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