I am a Morehouse College History Major with a minor in Africana Studies, originally from Pasadena, California. I moved to Atlanta in 1996. From a young age I have loved politics and history. I am currently employed at the Atlanta History Center a position I have held for 5 years, but have been involved in the history field for much of my life. My passion is Military history, African-American history and history of the African Diaspora. In my free time I am a re-enactor and living historian for time periods that include, American Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, WWI, Spanish Civil War, and WWII. I have a passion for genealogy, and have traced my family history back to the late 1700’s. My interest in family history has made me an active member and Camp Commander of the Atlanta chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans. I recently received word that I will be honored on September 16th by the City of Atlanta for my contributions to preserving African-American history and culture through my living history programs.
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Hello, Mag…My name is Roberta Perkins. I have been involved in living history, off and on, for about 5 years. So, am still a beginner. I portrayed a free African American laundress at a civil war prison fort(Ft. DE) in Delaware. Other than she was a laundress & cook for a mess of Confederate prisoners, little is known about her. So, I have researched, and enriched her, by having her tell stories that were told to her. I was at the Handsell Slave Dwelling in Dorchester Cty MD, two years ago. I interpreted an enslved laundress. Plan to be there again this year. I am currently mostly doing research, learning to play the banjo.
I happened to see that the Sons and Daughters of Ham were at Harpers Weekend a couple of years ago. I am interested in finding out if you will be there again soon.
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