Talk highlights African American heritage in Jackson County

A program about African Americans in Jackson County will be held at the Jackson County library in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Learn about the contribution of local African Americans, such as Ida Jean Bryson, the first Jackson County African American to serve in the Women’s Army Corps in World War II.

The speaker, Victoria Casey McDonald, is a writer, poet, historian and ordained minister. She grew up in Cullowhee, attended WCU and taught in the local school system for 30 years. McDonald authored a book featuring some of the African Americans of Jackson County.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Main Library. 828.586.2016.

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