New Book Celebrates the History of Union High School in Caroline County, Virginia
Burtonsville, MD, January 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Woodfork Genealogy LLC is pleased to announce the new title: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969 by Marion Woodfork Simmons.
Based on over two years of research performed using archival materials and over 100 interviews, Memories of Union High traces the school's history from its humble beginnings as a private academy with five students and one teacher to a premier educational institution in Caroline County.
The school’s history is brought to life through remembrances from alumni, faculty, family and friends; excerpts from school newspapers and yearbooks; and over 100 photographs and other memorabilia. Memories of Union High is a fitting tribute to the people associated with Union High and a good history lesson for those who are not familiar with the school.
About Marion Woodfork Simmons
Ms. Simmons is a family historian with ancestral roots in Caroline County, Virginia who takes an active role in preserving local history. She is the founder of the Union High History Project, an initiative to research, document and preserve the history of Caroline County’s only high school for Negroes during the era of segregation. Ms. Simmons was one of several interviewers for the Fort AP Oral History Project and speaks to genealogy groups about the importance of preserving local history.
Title: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969
Author: Marion Woodfork Simmons
Pages: 168 pages
Publication Date: November 2011
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Available from: Woodfork Genealogy LLC