History for Lunch: Harlem Renaissance & Winton Triangle

Elizabeth City, N.C. – The Museum of the Albemarle will host a History for Lunch on Wednesday, February 5 beginning at 12:15 p.m. at the museum. In honor of Black History Month, Marvin Jones will speak on the Harlem Renaissance and the Winton Triangle connection. Author and historian, Mr. Jones is the Executive director and owner of Marvin T. Jones and Associates, specializing in corporate communications photography and photographic design.  His love of the community of his birth led him to years of research and collecting of stories and photo essays.  The Winton Triangle digital collection now has over 7000 files of photographs, documents, maps, audio and video recordings.   Mr. Jones is a native of Cofield, a village in the Winton Triangle.  He attended the Winton Triangle’s C.S. Brown School and graduated from Ahoskie High School.  He has published in well-known magazines and has worked in South American, the Caribbean and Africa.  Founded in 2007, the Chowan Discovery Group, co-produced in 2009 its first major presentation, a stage production, scripted by Jones, called The Winton Triangle.  The book, Carolina Genesis: Beyond the Color Line, features Jones’ summary of the Triangle’s history.  In addition to writing articles, Jones has made numerous presentations about the Winton Triangle’s history on national and regional radio, at colleges and universities, museums and to civic groups. The North Carolina Office of Archives and History accepted four of his nominations for highway historical markers.

At the conclusion of the lecture, Mr. Jones will also give personal insights to his friend and Harlem Renaissance artist Lois Mailou Jones.  The public is invited to bring their lunch—beverages are provided.

FREE and open to the public. For more information please call 252-331-4032.

About the Museum of the Albemarle

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncdcr.gov.   

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries

and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.