Black History Month | A Living History Network

Marion Roots is an occasional series of reports on people, events and places connected with Marion County’s past. Special to the Jimplecute The Living History Center at Union Baptist Church seeks to establish a network among descendants of historic African American communities in Marion and surrounding counties. The purpose of the network is to discover, develop,… Read More Black History Month | A Living History Network

Black History Month | Outrages During Reconstruction

Marion Roots is an occasional series of reports on people, events and places connected with Marion County’s past. Special to the Jimplecute Having no combat fought on its soil, Texas was lucky to escape the battlefield horrors of the American Civil War.  It wasn’t until after the War’s close that Texas and its inland port… Read More Black History Month | Outrages During Reconstruction

Black History Month | Persons of Color Were at Jefferson’s Birth

Marion Roots is an occasional series of reports on people, events and places connected with Marion County’s past. Special to the Jimplecute “As sickly a place as exists under the sun; several houses under construction but there was only one finished; a man served us with meat, bread and black coffee using a very large… Read More Black History Month | Persons of Color Were at Jefferson’s Birth

Through Decades of Struggle, Strife Union Baptist Church Persevered

This is one of an occasional series of reports on people, events and places in Marion County’s past. From Staff Reports JEFFERSON – Gary Endsley, Collins Academy director, gave a brief history of the Union Baptist Church Saturday as part of the celebration to commemorate the completion of refurbishing efforts. “Oh, if these walls could talk,… Read More Through Decades of Struggle, Strife Union Baptist Church Persevered

UMBC Family Histories Now Available

This is one of an occasional series of reports on people, events and places in Marion County’s past. Many family histories and personal narratives were discovered and developed by visiting anthropologist Kari Dickson while she was interning at Collins Academy. These documents are now available to family, past UMBC congregants and other interested parties. The photo… Read More UMBC Family Histories Now Available