Burtonsville, MD, March 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- 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.
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