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Re: [AL] Snow Hill Institute
In Response To: Re: [AL] Snow Hill Institute ()

I was there last year in July. The founder, William James Edwards, is the great grandfather of Spike Lee. I met some cousins of his while I was there. One of them owns the house Mr. Edwards built on the property and although she lives in New York, she travels south every summer and stays in the house. She gave me the grand tour and it was wonderful. His library has been maintained as it was when he owned the house. Also, there are class pictures from some of the graduating classes.

Although I did not meet him, I got a chance to talk to another of Spike Lee's cousins who is considered "historian" of the area. He is in possession of some of the school records and I asked him if he would go through them, looking for specific surnames for me. He was very cooperative. I will be returning to the area in about 3 weeks for a family reunion. I will definitely contact him again.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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