Marion Woodfork Simmons Receives Award at Caroline County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Bowling Green, VA, March 31, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Caroline County Board of Supervisors recognized Marion Woodfork Simmons on Tuesday, March 27th for preserving the history of Union High School and publishing the book "Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969."
Memories of Union High uses remembrances from alumni, faculty, family and friends; excerpts from school newspapers and yearbooks; and over 100 photographs and other memorabilia to preserve the history of Union High school in Caroline County, Virginia. The book is a fitting tribute to the people associated with the school and a good history lesson for those who are not familiar with the school.
Marion Woodfork Simmons is a family historian and owner of Woodfork Genealogy LLC. The mission of the company is to empower ordinary people to take an active role in preserving family and community history. In 2009, she initiated the Union High History Project to preserve the history of Caroline County Virginia’s only high school for Negroes during segregation. Memories of Union High is the end result of the project.
Ms. Simmons was also one of several interviewers for the AP Hill Oral History Project. She frequently speaks to genealogy groups on the importance of preserving family and community history.
Title: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969
Author: Marion Woodfork Simmons ISBN: 978-0-615-53092-5
Format: Paperback Pages: 168 pages
Publication Date: November 2011 Size: 8.5” x 11”
Available from amazon.com or http://www.woodforkgenealogy.com