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Monday, February 22, 2016

Come to the Lunch & Learn at SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

Bring Your Lunch 

Join Me & Sonya Hodges
 at the 
WWI 371st Regiment Colored Troops 

"Lunch & Learn"

February 26th, 2016 Time: Noon 

Program Address:
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street * Columbia, SC 29201


February 22, 2016

Join us on February 26 at noon, for a presentation on South Carolina’s 371st Infantry Regiment – the African-American regiment that trained at Camp Jackson, and went on to earn distinguished battlefield honors on the bloody Western Front of World War One. The lecture will last for one hour and is free to attend. You are invited to bring your lunch to enjoy while listening.




Ms. Teresa Kemp, historical author and researcher and “Atlanta’s Quilt Lady” as well as a descendant of 12 soldiers of the 371st , and Mrs. Sonya Hodges-Grantham, a 371st descendant who is also a researcher, presenter and the head of the 371st Infantry Association, will talk about the history of South Carolina’s own regiment in the French Army (as the 371st was made part of a French division), including the Medal of Honor earned by Corporal Freddie Stowers, of Anderson, SC.



The 371st Infantry Association and the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum are working to preserve the legacy of this unit, and tell their forgotten story of valor to new generations.  Visitors will also get a chance to see the original overseas flag of this unit, on permanent display in the museum.


Find out if  the 371st Colored troops were all Black!

Handicapped Accessible * Free Parking 
Free & Open to the Public
For More Information Contact 
Mr. Joe Long Phone:  803-737-8095


Address:
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street * Columbia, SC 29201


Mrs.Teresa R. Kemp 
Nana Efua Adadzewa 1st, Akwankyire
of Mankessim Traditional Area 
Central Region Ghana West Africa
Author  - Military Historian - Master Quilter
Phone: 404-468-7368 or 803-618-2250


Here is a link to my website's Military History web page:

My Blog:

Link to a Civil War Interview:

Link to an article:

To book your own exhibition visit: http://www.plantationquilts.com/traveling-exhibits.html

The link to my website for the 30% discount for your patrons (listeners or social media connections) to purchase a copy of  my book "Keeper of The Fire: An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka":

Be sure to the 30% code to use at check out!

Podcast with Bernice Bennet: 
http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/research-at-the-national-archives-beyond/episodes/keeper-of-the-fire-with-teresa-r-kemp

You patrons can look inside these books on Amazon.com:
Link to Amazon.com Keeper of the Fire book they can look inside: 

Link to Amazon.com book Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure: 

Thank you so much for your support & vote of confidence. I look forward to working closely with you to make all your endeavors a success!







Thursday, August 13, 2015

JOIN ME AT THE 
Borbor Mfantse  Amansan Afahye
(Borbor Mfantse People's Festival)

September 6th – September 14th, 2015

Mankessim is in the Central Region
of Ghana West Africa

This years theme is 
“Sustainable Environment
Health the 
Role of the
Ghanaian Woman”

This years dignitaries include:

HER EXCELLENCY LORDINA DRAMANI MAHAMA
First Lady of Ghana

OSAGYEFO AMANFO EDU VI
Paramount Chief of Mankessim Traditonal Area

NANA AMA AMISSAH III
Paramount QueenMother Mankessim Traditional Area

MRS. TERESA R. KEMP
Nanahemaa Mankessim Central Region Ghana
                                             JOIN ME AS WE JOURNEY TOGETHER, 
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS

I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU THE TOWN, 
THE PEOPLE AND SHARE THE 
RICH HISTORY OF MANKESSIM.

THIS TOWN WAS FOUNDED IN 1252 AD.

HERE IS JUST ONE OF THE HISTORIC SITES
I HAVE VISITED 
POSUBAN IN MANKESSIM, GHANA AFRICA

STUDENTS AT THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PLAYING &
DANCING BELOW IN A BEAUTIFUL WELCOMING PRESENTATION 


PHOTOS OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN DANCING
ACCOMPANIED BY TRADITIONAL DRUMMERS.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT FESTIVAL!


I CAN BE REACHED ON WHATSAPP.COM

+1 (404) 468-7050 WHILE IN GHANA

CHECK BACK SOON ADDING MORE PHOTOS 

Monday, August 10, 2015

ASA WORLD 2015
MEDICAL MISSION TRIP
Dr, Anakwenze invited me to come
along on the ASA World 2015 Medical Mission Trip
I have traveled to West Africa for the first time! I now have been in Nigeria 3 weeks and travel on to Ghana. Here are highlight from the difference we made in the lives of marginalized, under privileged areas in Anambra State Nigeria! 

I had my birthday on Africa's soil.... 
A prayer & dream come true.
Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp at Obu Gad in Aguleri, Nigeria July 2015.


 I traveled with ASA WORLD MEDICAL MISSION, INC. (A US 501(c)(3) organization to Abuja & Awka, Nigeria West Africa.

  I was housed at the Crystal Palace Hotel,
 it was the home base for my research.

When team members arrived, we then flew to Enugu then drove to Awka where we were housed at the De Geogold Holtel in Awka.

met the team of international physicians, (Urologist, radiologist, pharmacist, pharmacy technicians, public health professionals, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, surgeons and surgical assistants, who examined, diagnosed  and treat the residents of the following 7 towns for Free!

 We set up each day in 7 different towns. 
Oko, Ohembosie, Abagana,
Aguleri, Ozulbulu, Aba, Obosi

The team traveled from July 7th - 14th daily by bus to different towns, providing FREE medical screenings, diagnosis
and medications to the town's residents.
A London ASA Volunteer & I spoke to patients while they waited.
 

The Nigerian Red Cross, Oba Brothers and many other organizations
 assisted ASA World 2015 Medical Mission,
 in Ozubulu town in Anambra State Nigeria

Several days the medical teams and volunteers saw
and treated more than 1000 people.


The wonderful doctors & nurses stopped to pose for a
photo for me before the got started.

People started to arrive daily at 5:00am
 to see the medical teams. 



Some of the targeted ailments documented by the
public health workers with us, were eye disease, 

cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure,  prostrate cancer, diabetes, breast cancer & high cholesterol


We dispensed up to 3 months of free medication to those who were examined. The local doctors, medical clinics and hospitals worked with us. They will continue the care of their local people. 

Nigerian Customs Officials drove 9 hours with the pharmacy to us!

Pharmacy professionals & students
worked long hours to dispense medications.

 

Doctors & nurses brought their traveling medical equipment.
Thanks to your donations and the contributions
from 27 countries throughout the Diaspora.

Local media supported us everywhere we went. 

Below in Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria.




Dr. Vickie Anakwenze worked long hours with the
ASA World 2015 Medical Mission Teams until the chairs were emptied.
 
Above ASA Team members from 
Nigeria Veterans Assoc., Canada & England

Famous Nigerian Nollywood Actress Rita Okye showed her 
support with a visit to the waiting patients!

Students from other schools in Nigeria worked
with some of the best doctors & nurses in the world.
 
 Highlights from Aguleri  Palace of the Nri Kingdom
Dr. Anakwenze with Her Royal Majesty
Ezi of Nri and his community had the lowest
rates of illness of all the towns we visited!

Eze A.E Chukwuemeka-Eri & wife(Eze Eri, Ezeora 34th, Eze Aka Ji Ofor Igbo)

We met & dined with many dignitaries, including the HRM  rulers of the
Nri Kingdom and Governor & Mrs. Willie Obiano (below)
 in Awka, Anambra State Nigeria where my Ancestor Peter Farrow came from!
 

Governor Willie Obiano received the ASA World Medical Team
the Govenor's Lodge in Awka, Anambra State.

The governor's wife donated a wheelchair to a woman
who had to be carried to see the doctors by 4 men.
  I was blessed to bring the eye glasses. 

Now she can see, her smile was our reward!

I did my research in each of the towns &
visited local schools to assess needs 
and meet students and faculty.
It is my first time on African soil!
The work continues in Ghana.

Eye glass distribution in Kumasi Mrs. Teresa R. Kemp
& host Paul Amuah continued by flashlight!


My textile language & metal smithing research &
study of herbs and medicinal foods continues.
I am collecting information for my new books. 
Stay tuned.

I am now in Ghana I am the "Nanahema" of 
Mankessim Central Region Ghana!

Intermittent internet connectivity. Check back for the updates.