I am pleased to announce that Myra Chandler Sampson will be speaking on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin, Texas. Her topic, as you can see in the museum’s advertisement, is Silas Chandler. If I am not mistaken, this will be her first public presentation. I am sure this is going to be an informative and entertaining talk and I strongly encourage those of you who live in the area to attend and support Myra. As interesting as Silas’s story is, however, I suspect that Myra will also talk about her personal journey that involves nothing less than reclaiming an important piece of family history that had been hijacked by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and spread on the Internet as an example of a false heritage.
It was an honor for me to be able to help Myra bring this story to a wider reading public. I certainly wish I could be there on Wednesday evening. Best of luck, Myra.