Hallie Q. Reenactors

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4 f J J ... zy-Nj zy-Nj zy-Nj BETH LIGGETTTHE LEAF-CHRONICLE LEAF-CHRONICLE LEAF-CHRONICLE From left. Ruby Thomas. Zxun-Nee Zxun-Nee Zxun-Nee Matema and Judy C Williams, members of the Female Re-Enactors Re-Enactors Re-Enactors of Distinction of Washington, D.C., chat before dinner at the Civil War-Era War-Era War-Era Freedman's Cotillion Saturday night at the Riverview Inn. we had no mind, no feeling, no family connection." connection." "People said after the Civil War, blacks were wandering the country aimlessly," Bobbie Coles said. "We were looking for our families." Coles portrays "the nameless, faceless woman of the Civil War," representing the women lost to history among the some 4 mil lion slaves freed by the Thirteenth Amendment Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865. "There were everyday everyday women who were wives and mothers, who did so much to educate their children, who held their children's wishes and dreams in their hearts and carried them forward," Matema said. "Today, we're asking mothers, grandmothers: grandmothers: Teach the next generation. generation. Don't let them get away," said Patricia A. Tyson, who portrays illustrious educator Hallie Quinn Brown. " They don't know anything. anything. They need to know the complete history." history." Stacy Laser, 245-0720 245-0720 245-0720 Features reporter staiykisertheleafchronicle.com

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  1. The Leaf-Chronicle,
  2. 06 Feb 2011, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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