Marion Woodfork Simmons Receives Letter of Congratulations from the Maryland House of Delegates

Simmons, a family historian and author, was congratulated for the publication of a local history book.

Burtonsville, MD, March 06, 2012 --( Marion Woodfork Simmons received a letter of congratulations from Delegate Anne R. Kaiser District 14, member of the Maryland House of Delegates, for the publication of her local history book Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969.

Union High School was the only high school for Negroes in the Caroline County public school system during the era of segregation. 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 school’s history. The book 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 the Author: Marion Woodfork Simmons is a family historian with ancestral roots in Caroline County, Virginia who takes an active role in preserving local history. She is the owner of Woodfork Genealogy LLC a research consulting company whose mission is to empower ordinary people to preserve family and community history.

One of Woodfork Genealogy's latest projects was the Union High History Project. The purpose of the initiative was to research, document and preserve the history of Caroline County’s only high school for Negroes during the era of segregation. The book, Memories of Union High, is the end result of the Union High History Project.

Book Information

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”

Price: $19.99

Available from: Woodfork Genealogy LLC

Woodfork Genealogy, LLC
Marion Woodfork Simmons
(301) 549-3659
PO Box 505
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1163