Scratching Your Roots Black Genealogy Society Meets

The Scratching Your Roots Black Genealogy Society (SYRBGS) welcomed local historian and publisher John L. Edwards, III this past Saturday, January 20th at the Downtown Library. Mr. Edwards discussed the origin of Chattanooga’s Black Community. Edwards is also the founder and publisher of the Chattanooga News Chronicle Newspaper and one of the architects of the Mary Walker Historical and Educational Foundation.
The (SYRBGS) in partnership with the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas, meets every other month to discuss and explore family history research with support and resources from the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department. Meetings are open to the public and welcome anyone interested in learning more about African genealogy and discovering ancestors of African descent. (CNC Photo: G. Faye Stoudemire)