Mark M. Person,
My family donated Nat Turner’s Bible to the AAMHC of The Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Mr. Turner was baptized on Persons Millpond in Southampton County in 1828 and had the Bible with him traveling through the area preaching the gospel. The Bible is in the right place and is an educational tool and a great healer. Persons UMC, est 1838 in Southampton County, VA is celebrating our 181st year and still going strong. Also, I have been involved in U of R’s Growing Up Civil Rights Project exhibit: A Community Remembers. The participants experienced the times and are a living legacy that can share the stories of our past.