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Henrietta Jeffries: An African-American Midwife in the 1900s

theccecc Mar 29
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History United and Regional Libraries’ “Find Your Roots” series in Yanceyville, NC features Vanessa Richmond-Graves (aka: “Twinkle”) who spoke about her ancestor, Henrietta Jeffries and Jeffries’ important place in Caswell County’s history as an African-American midwife in the 1900s.

Editor’s note: Want to learn about the African American experience from the arrival of the first Africans in 1619 to present day? Mark your calendar for the Determined: The 400-year Struggle for Black Equality exhibition.


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  1. AE Curator May 7, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your story! Your family history is one of boldness, tenacity and charity.


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