I am glad to share with you that I have been selected as one of the recipients of the 2013 Alexandria, Virginia “Ben Brenman Archaeology Awards”. This award is for my work on the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery. I will be receiving this award on October 22, 2013, by the Mayor of Alexandria and the Alexandria City Council.
The award is not just about my work in finding descendants of the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery, but it is about the descendants who allow me to research their families; and document their ancestors’ role in American History. For all of the descendants, I thank you for allowing me into your lives. I hope all of you will join me when I receive this award for all of us:
Date: October 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: City Council Chambers at City Hall
301 King Street, 2nd Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
This event is open to the public. I am inviting anyone who wants to attend. Thank you.