Alabama educator to speak at BCHGS
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Andrea Sue DeWitt
Andrea Sue DeWitt
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The Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will have its quarterly meeting on Sunday at 2:30 pm.

The meeting will be held in the community room of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library and is open to the public.

Guest speaker for the event will be Andrea Sue DeWitt from Alabama. Mrs. DeWitt has been an educator in the Scottsboro City Schools for more than 30 years. She holds a bachelor of science degree in art and a master’s in education.

DeWitt teaches Native American history and Native American arts and textiles. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as in Europe. She has attended numerous workshops in the U.S. and has presented programs on the history and art of the American Indians in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.

DeWitt’s mother was British and her father was Cherokee. She said, “As a child, my father and grandmother shared stories of my Cherokee ancestry. I have always been interested in my heritage and was extremely happy to have been hired to teach about Native Americans in the Scottsboro City Schools system in 1982.”

Debbie Moore, vice president of the Historical and Genealogical Society said, “We are extremely honored to have someone as knowledgeable as Mrs. DeWitt to be our guest speaker.”