DAYTON, OH, March 14, 2023 – The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) in Wilberforce, Ohio, will host the Charity’s Children Project in an interactive talk show with authors and historians on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. EST. The event will be moderated by Patricia Smith Griffin, founder of the Charity’s Children Project and executive producer of the podcast series, The Legacy of Charity’s Children, and will explore community archiving and the importance of preserving vanishing perspectives in Black and women’s histories.

Panelists for the event include historian and professor Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones of Wright State University and author and filmmaker Dr. Holly Y. McGee.

Patricia Smith Griffin, historian, genealogist and founder of Charity’s Children Project

“Preserving and exploring one’s family’s legacy brings insight into our present lives and values. It validates our family’s journey. It is these perspectives that have helped us guide our own family history for over 220 years and counting. And we’re so excited to show others how they can preserve their family’s stories, too.”

Smith Griffin will also be on hand to honor her great-grandmother, suffragist leader and activist Jewelia Galloway Higgins who is part of the Queens of the Heartland Exhibit. Currently running daily through 2025 at NAAMCC, the pictorial presentation features pioneering women from Ohio who made their mark in U.S. history. Visitors to the curated exhibit will learn the amazing stories through panel text as well as three-dimensional objects.

Tickets are free and open to the public. To learn more and RSVP to the event, visit Visitors can also follow Charity’s Children Project on Facebook.


About Charity’s Children Project, Inc.

The mission of The Charity’s Children Project, Inc. is to establish a multicultural center and resurrect The Old Castle on The Hill at the former site in Dayton, Ohio. The Old Castle On The Hill Multicultural Center will become a place of permanence to catalog, transcribe and digitize archives on loan from The Legacy of Charity’s Children, LLC. The Multicultural Center will provide interactive historical, educational and cultural experiences that include rotating exhibits of archives on loan from The Legacy of Charity’s Children, LLC. The Old Castle On The Hill Multicultural Center will become a resource in research of Ohio’s early Black settlers, free African Americans of the pre-Civil War period, as well as in African American history, heritage and perspectives.