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Church leaders honor scholarship recipients, descendants of victims to 1912 racial cleansing in Forsyth County
Forsyth Descendants
NyJah Parker reads from the essay she submitted for the Forsyth Descendants Scholarship, sharing the story of her great grandfather who fled from Forsyth County during the racial cleansing of 1912. She and eight other college-age descendants were awarded with the $10,000 scholarship. - photo by Sabrina Kerns
Local church leaders honored the first-ever recipients of the Forsyth Descendants Scholarship at Browns Bridge Church on Saturday, Aug. 6, giving families a chance to share the stories of their Black ancestors who were driven out of Forsyth County in 1912.