Thursday, February 19, 2009


Please join us for our February Meeting! Here are details I received from Susie Dent, society President.

"The Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 in the Helen Foster Auditorium, Lee County Library, 219 N. Madison, Tupelo, MS.
In observance of Black History Month, Mrs. Margaret Baker will present a program on 'Look How Far We've Come', a brief narrative on the Mrs. Baker's Allen Family of Verona. The program will contain songs and stories about the family from her birth in 1938 to the present day in 2009.
Mrs. Baker states 'I am a proud resident of the city of Verona. I retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1999 after 32 years of service. I was elected the first African-American female alderman in 2001. I am a community volunteer, a certified T'ia Chi Chih teacher, certified Municipal Official and owner of Hems 'N More Alteration Shop. My passion is working to make a difference in the lives of others.'
The public is invited to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Susie Dent, 844-2307."

Hope to see you there!