The descendants of Jessie and Anna Edwards held their 29th inaugural family reunion in Washington, D.C. The focus on this year’s “come together weekend” was to celebrate their ancestral history and family legacy.
The family roots extend from the plantations of Hawkinsville, Georgia to Northeast Florida. The first family reunion was held in 1989 and Robert Walker, the great grandson of deceased family patriarch and matriarch, hosted this year’s reunion.
This years trip to D.C. was planned to engage and educate family members about African American artifacts, museums and history in the United States. The trip was also a time for bonding and fellowship with family members from Florida and Georgia chartered a bus for the 18 hour trip. The remaining family members traveled from Washington state and Massachusetts.
Making the most of the trip, the group also dined at various restaurants, shopped and sang old spirituals to pass the time. The Edwards-Walker crew visited the Museum of African American Culture, Martin Luther King Center, Howard University, Georgetown University, JFK Stadium, and several other locations.
The reunion ended with a family bar-b-que in the park to celebrate the next generation of trailblazers.