In recognition of Black History month, the meeting will focus on the history of High Point School, formerly located in Charleston.
Local resident Dr. Lila Robinson has been researching and talking with residents who attended High Point.
She will discuss the legislation to enact education availability “for negroes and Cherokee” in the Charleston area.
Although little is known about High Point School, researchers in collaboration with Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society, will conduct an in-depth exploration of the history of Charleston and High Point School.
The presentation is an on-going research being conducted in the community to reconstruct the history of African American during the Civil War and beyond.
“The history of High Point School is valuable in constructing a real picture of Charleston, and its history,” said Robinson.
A plaque recognizing High Point School will be donated to the Hiwassee River Heritage Center.
The group meets each month on the third Sunday at 3 p.m. Membership is only $10 per year and comes with special discounts at the groups events throughout the year.
Anyone interested in membership or receiving emails regarding meetings or activities, contact Darlene Goins at 423-336-2763 or DarleneGoins@bellsouth.net.