Who can bring the descendants of the enslaved and the descendants of the slave owners together on the plantation where the antebellum big house and the slave cabin are extant? Meet Jon Williams who will present at the upcoming Slave Dwelling Project Conference.
Slave Dwelling Project Conference 2014 Bio:
Jon Williams, Social Studies Teacher, McMichael High School, Mayodan, NC
Jon Williams is a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified teacher who has been teaching secondary social studies in North Carolina for the past nineteen years. He has won the prestigious national Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award from Wake Forest University, the second highest monetary award for educators in our country. He holds a BA from Wake Forest in History, a MS from North Carolina State A & T University in Education (Secondary Social Studies), and has just finished his add-on licensure for school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His passion for history led him to create and sponsor the History Club at his school. His students have been exposed to college professors, historical movies, and history themed trips to local, state, and national sites. This past Spring, the History Club hosted the Slave Dwelling Project on the Old McCollum Farm in Madison, NC for an overnight stay and brought together descendants of the original plantation owners and the original slaves for a family reunion.
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