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March 29th Meeting
This is my site Written by admin on March 7, 2014 – 7:22 am

Please join the Muscogee Genealogical Society for its March 29th meeting featuring Matt McDaniel, author of Emigration to Liberia from the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903.

Matt McDaniel, author of Emigration to Liberia from the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903 (published by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and NewSouth Books, 2013), will speak at the Mildred Terry Library at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 29. The event is sponsored by the Muscogee Genealogical Society, in conjunction with the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

Prior to the talk, the Society will hold a short business meeting, including the election of officers; light refreshments will be served.  The program is free and open to the public.

Matt’s book chronicles the story of the approximately 500 African-Americans who left the Chattahoochee Valley region to start new lives in the African country of Liberia during the uncertainty of the post-Civil War years. This is the first book to detail this regional exodus and its results. Matt is a professional architectural historian who holds degrees in History and Historic Preservation from LSU and the University of Georgia. He lives in Columbus.

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