about the remarkable
family history of the
Brewer Family in the E-book
version of Children Go
Where I Send
Brewers Uncover Their Roots. Two
former slaves...Robert and Emiline
Brewer reinvent themselves to become
landowners, church builders and
community contributors. Denied the
right to read and write during
slavery, they passed the value onto
their children and future generations
who owned, oversaw or taught at two of
the famous Rosenwald Schools (now
National Historic Landmarks). The
Brewer descendants include a Tuskegee
Airman, a leader of the first
"Negro Ministers' March on
Washington" and attorney's whose
case was heard by U.S. Supreme Court.
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Vanessa Brewer-Tyson and Nelda
Brewer Davis found a land deed
with Emiline's mark on it.
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IN THE NEWS!
Brewers can now trace
their roots back to
Thomas Huntley, Sr.
was a Patriot who
to the war
effort. His sons
Robert and Thomas were
Huntley, Sr. and Zilphia
Meadows were the
parents of Lavinia
Huntley Watt. She was
the mother of Thomas H.
Watts; the Huntleys
Lt. Colonel Robert
Clifton Robinson, Jr.
was killed in action
and received a
is in the news! Check out
recent Unityfirst.com National
e-Magazine's article about the
Brewers and Watts.
Revered Dr. Bill Dargan
discusses his book
"Lining Out the
Word" in a Black History
Month documentary produced
online by Yahoo this week.
for info on Bill's
book! Watch the Yahoo
First Look: Raising
Cousin Kym in "Raising
Whitley" on OWN starting April
20th at 10 PM.
Whitley at OWN studios.
World" website...go to www.kymwhitley.org
for Mommy Tips, Joshua's
host Rachel Ray holding one of
Center for Slavery and
V. Brewer, Jr., Esq.
following letter was found by
Cousin Carolyn in her files.
We need to know those
"kids at home" who
taped our late Cousin Lincoln. That
info will be priceless!
with permission from Carolyn
by their 11
William, Joseph, Lula
(Huntley), Isaiah, Effie
(Nivens), Robert, Sarah
Houston and Jabey who
excelling in many
fields. They passed this
great legacy on to their
grandchildren who have
they are doctors,
lawyers, architects, engineers, writers, a
television producer, a
specialists, a former US Army
workers and other
United Methodist Church that
Robert helped build with William
Brewer, his brother.
Brewer's grave (click on picture
for larger view)
on image for more
Methodist Church...site of our
second historic meeting between
the Brewers and Watts. When asked
by Emiline, his mother to build
the church, Isaiah took lumber
from his saw mill and began the
Brewer, Emiiline and Robert's son
and twin to Effie
Colored School, School District
No. 51, Chesterfield County
of the Wesley
Chapel Chuch also built the Wesley
Chapel School, one of the 5,300
educational institutions known as
the famous Rosenwald Schools
(1917-1932). At the request of
Booker T. Washington, Julius
Rosenwald who was the president of
Sears, Roebuck provided matching
funds for the building of these
schools throughout the rural
South. In South Carolina, there
were approximately 500 built. And
it is reported that over one-third
of all African-American children
in the South in the first half of
the twentieth century were
educated at a Rosenwald school.
and Nannie Brewer oversaw the
Center Colored School in Guess
(Mt. Croghan), making the Brewers
the overseers, owners and teachers
at two Rosenwald-funded schools.
Vashit Brewer Dargan taught in the
school; some of the Brewer
children attended it.
the Rosenwald Schools are
recognized by the United States
Department of the Interior
National Park Service's National
Register of Historic Places. We
are proud to be affiliated with
such historic sites.
Go Where I
Robert C. Robinson, Jr. (see more
at Sarah Brewer Robinson) killed
in action and buried at Arlington
National Cemetery. He is standing
next to "Tuxedo
Junction," his plane (picture
from the Craig Huntly Collection).
Click Here for more information.
Reverend Thomas Elliott Huntley
son was the leader of the 1948 Negro
Ministers Prayer March” on
Huntley was an associate of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. His letters to Dr.
King are located at the King Center's
Archives. See below.....
Nivens, Host of the first Brewer
Family Reunion with children in
Ghana, West Africa. Thomas
and his wife traveled to 10
countries in Africa as well as
China, Japan, Korea, Europe, South
America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and
Site design and concept by Beatryce Nivens. Writers include the
late Lillie Brewer Atkinson, Arthur Brewer, Jr., Dr. Arthelia
Brewer-Wright, the late Vashti Brewer Dargan, Vanessa
Brewer-Tyson, and Beatryce Nivens. The Brewer Crest was designed
by James and William Whitley. This web site is dedicated to the
late Thomas "Snooks" Nivens who organized the first
Brewer Reunion, the late Joyce Whitley who wrote the first Brewer
Reunion Book and Dr. Arthelia Brewer-Wright who brilliantly carried on the
to Arthur Brewer, Jr. for the Brewer pictures.