In conjunction with the Coweta County African-American Heritage Museum, NCHS' February lecture will honor Black History Month with speaker Janice E. Bryant, AAGHS (Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society) Metro Atlanta Chapter Vice President and NAACP Fayette County Secretary. Janice E. Bryant will speak of her experience as a genealogist and tell her incredible family history.
Janice E. Bryant is a retired educator, genealogist and family historian. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She is a member of the African American Historical & Genealogy Society – ATL Metro Chapter (AAHGS) and the Georgia Genealogy Society (GGS). Jan has attended three Institute of Genealogy and Historical Institute courses on Methods and Sources, African American Genealogy, and Genetics for Genealogist: Beginners DNA. She has researched her ancestors living in North Carolina and Virginia before the Revolutionary War. She recently made a connection to two ancestors who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, who are from Kabasa, Angola, Africa. She has also researched other ancestors in the other states of Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas as early as the 1820s.
The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum (CCAAHM) and Research Center opened in 2003 and is home to Farmer Street Cemetery which holds 249 unmarked enslaved African graves. CCAAHM is dedicated to the education and preservation of the cultural, historical, and architectural African American Heritage of Coweta County, Georgia.
Please join us for the lecture series at the The Historic Train Depot, 30 East Broad Street at 6pm when the doors open. The speaker will begin at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.