Winton Triangle Exhibit on display at two locations
Published 3:42 pm Monday, September 18, 2023
This weekend, the exhibit, “Building a Mixed Race Community – People, Buildings and Sites of the Winton Triangle” will be on display at two locations.
The first showing is from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Winton Baptist Church fellowship hall at 203 N. Main Street in Winton, and is hosted by the Winton Historical Association.
The second showing is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Pleasant Plains Baptist Church fellowship hall (rear entrance), 801 US 13, Ahoskie, and is hosted by the church. Pleasant Plains, its school and several of its members are featured.
Among the people featured in the exhibit are Katie M. Hart, Dr. Joseph D. Weaver, Howard Hunter Sr., Saluda Hall, Georgia Hall Weaver, Reverend John L. Scott, Dr. Calvin Scott Brown, Charles S. Yeates, Robert L. Vann, and Hobson R. Reynolds.
Marvin Tupper Jones of the Chowan Discovery Group is the producer of the exhibit.
“The exhibit is for those who want to remember and learn the best of our Winton Triangle community,” Jones said. “We have buildings – some worn or in ruins – that tell stories of a successful community of color that rose through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and supported the Civil Rights movement that provided so many freedoms and opportunities.”
Jones said the subjects of family, war, education, business, religion, farming, Civil Rights and politics are all part of the Winton Triangle’s 437 year-old history.
“Our research brings out the importance of the people connected to these buildings and sites. Our storytelling and photography present that research to the viewer. We hope that people will find new value in the world that immediately surrounds them,” Jones noted.
“Before much of our community’s past is forgotten, this extensive, 75-foot-long exhibit allows us to present significant people of the past who contributed much to enrich our community. I hope this exhibit will renew paths of accomplishment that are also important to our futures,” he added.
Each 20”x30” panel features a main photograph of a building or site, along with text and another image about a significant person or persons associated with the panel.
“Elders in our community still remember some of the featured people such as Dr. Joseph D. Weaver and Howard Hunter, Sr., but stories of the local founders of C.S. Brown School, the community’s greatest institution, are forgotten,” Jones stated.
North Carolina Humanities and the Chowan Discovery Group are the exhibit’s funders.
For more information, call (202) 236-2030 or visit www.chowandiscovery.org.