ROBERT AND EMILINE BREWER FAMILY



   


 

 

 

2014 BREWER TUSKEGEE AIRMEN CEREMONY

 

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard march into Brewer Tuskegee Airmen Ceremony

 

U.S. Air Force Brass Quintet

 

 

 

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard

 

 

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Presenting the Colors

 

 

Tuskegee Airmen during Presenting the Colors

 

 

Former Winston Salem City Councilman and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Vernon Robinson salutes the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard

 

Our American Trailblazers--The Tuskegee Airmen

 

 

Tuskegee Airmen and Members of the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

 

Our Tuskegee Airmen..The Nation's Super Heroes, Jerry Hawk Burton (Public Relations, East Coast Chapter  Tuskegee Airmen Inc.) and Vernon Robinson

 

Tuskegee Airmen and Members of the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

 

Tuskegee Airmen, Jerry "Hawk" Burton, Vernon Robinson, Pat Talbert Smith and Kim Sandhu

 

Our Heroes....The Tuskegee Airmen

 

Tuskegee Airmen at Brewer ceremony

 

Gwendolyn Robinson Atkinson and Genevieve Robinson Brown accepting Congressional Gold Medal for their brother..the late Second Lt. Robert C. Robinson, Jr.

 

Cousin Bea reads letter from President Obama

 

George Norfleet, Publisher, Training The Best (Dr. Flowers' bio) pays tribute to Dr. Flowers

 

 

Brewer children accepting Tuskegee Airmen Dog Tags from Vernon Robinson

 

Mrs. Helena Noble-Jones, former Principal of the Charles Herbert Flowers High School Pays Tribute to our cousin Dr. Flowers

 

Sergeant Major Andrew Hooker and students from the Charles Herbert Flowers High School pay tribute to our cousin Dr. Flowers

 

Sergeant Hooker

 

Students from the ROTC Program at the Charles Herbert Flowers High School pay tribute to Dr. Flowers

 

Cousin Bea accepts 332nd Squadron Poster from Vernon Robinson

 

 

 

The Robinson Family honors our cousin Second Lt. Robert C. Robertson, Jr.-Tuskegee Airman

 

Brewer children accept Tuskegee Airmen dog tags from Vernon Robinson

 

Brewer Tuskegee Airmen Ceremony

 

Tuskegee Airmen with Vanessa Brewer-Tyson and Reverend Louise Smith after event

 


 

Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTAs) and Members of the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. in attendance:

James W. Pryde; Major L. Anderson ll; Major Edward Talbert (Res. Ret.); Lt. Colonel Dr. Ivan Ware; William T. Fauntleroy, Jr.;

Patricia Talbert-Smith; Mrs. James Pryde; Chris Smith; Jerry "Hawk" Burton, Public Relations Officer; George Norfleet. 

The Brewer family is overwhelmed and so appreciative of the support of the East Coast Chapter. Thank you!!!!  


THE BREWERS RECEIVED LETTERS/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS/TRIBUTES FROM:

 

President Barack Obama

 

 

 An Official Citation by the Maryland House of Delegates for Dr. Flowers from Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., Prince George's County, District 23 B

 

 

Mayor Esther Manheimer, Mayor of Ashville, North Carolina  

 

 

 Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, Office of the Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


The Ceremony was broadcast on ABC...Channel 7-WJLA in the Washington, D.C./Maryland area and ABC - WCIV in Charleston, S.C.

An article also appeared in the Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. and its affiliate newspapers in Myrtle Beach and Columbia. Here are the links:

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140731/PC16/140739852/1006/tuskegee-header-header

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/07/31/4386509/descendents-of-slave-owner-one.html

 

Other links:

http://www.topix.com/wire/city/washington-dc-mount-pleasant?q=u%3Apostandcourier.com

https://ecctai.org/index.php/events-2/general/8-tuskegee-airman-gold-medal-award-posthumous-to-lt-robert-robinson-dr-charles-flowers

 

Pictures by Chris Smith (East Coast Chapter Tuskegee AIrmen Inc.), Rose Harris and Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

Official Pictures of Presdent Obama and Politicians:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Barack_Obama.jpg

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/06hse/html/msa13964.html

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/CityCouncil/MeetCityCouncil.aspx

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/10/Charles_F._Bolden%2C_Jr.jpg/185px-Charles_F._Bolden%2C_Jr.jpg

 

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS A HISTORIC AND MEMORABLE REUNION!!

Special thanks to Patricia Talbert Smith and the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

 


 

PRESERVE THE LEGACY AND HERITAGE OF THE ORIGINAL TUSKEGEE AIRMEN.....

Help Us Tell Their Powerful Stories!!!

 

At this very special Brewer Reunion from August 1st-3rd in Washington, D.C., we will honor our cousin the late Second Lt. Robert C. Robinson, Jr., a Tuskegee Airman declared Missing in Action.  He was just twenty-two-years-old; he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more about Robert here!!

 

 

 

 

We will also pay tribute to our Brewer cousin Dr. Charles Herbert Flowers, Jr.  Dr. Flowers was a Tuskegee Airman enrolled in the program’s first class and became a military-trained primary flight instructor at Moton Field. See video about Dr. Flowers here.

 

He owned a drug store in Washington, D.C. Ultimately, he served as Manager of Employee Relations for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Maryland. 

 

The Charles Herbert Flowers High School and the Charles Herbert Flowers Performing Arts Center in Springdale, Maryland are named in Dr. Flowers’ honor. He was the only living person to have a school named after him in the Prince George’s County Public School system. In 2006, Dr. Flowers received an honorary doctorate in Public Service from the historic Tuskegee University.

 

He was the son of Ola Huntley Flowers and Charles H. Flowers, Sr. of Wadesboro, North Carolina; his grandparents were Lula Brewer Huntley and John Huntley. Read more about Cousin Charles!!

 

"If you think that the cost of an education is expensive, try ignorance. Ignorance is a lot more expensive than the cost of an education."--Dr. Charles Herbert Flowers, Jr.

 

 Bio about Dr. Flowers--Training The Best!

Dr. Flowers’ book Training the Best, a poignant story of his life as flight instructor as well as 1940s Tuskegee Airmen memorabilia will be available at the 2014 Brewer Reunion. 

 

 

Who is this man? Click here!!!

 

Who are these people? Find out here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATTS VISIT BREWERS' GRAVES IN PAGELAND

John Watts from Ridgeway, South Carolina, Jean and Morris Bailey from Ashburn. Virginia and Lindsey Watts from EL Cahon, California put flowers on Emiline's grave at the Wesley Chapel Church in Pageland.

Jean Bailey, John Watts and Lindsey Watts at Robert Brewer's grave in the Oro United Methodist Church. 

 


 

Kym Whitley

Oprah and Cousin William

Joshua Whitley

Cousin Kym's show "Raising Whitley" has been renewed for another season on the OWN television channel.  

Calvin Brown, Jr. is a Producer and Writer now known for Real Husbands of Hollywood on BET.

Cousin William Whitley and Oprah

"Joshua's World" website...go to www.kymwhitley.org for Mommy Tips, Joshua's "Don't Feed" T-shirts, etc.

 

 

 

Metanoya Webb

Brewery Troupe

Brewers on the farm

Reverend Dr. Bill Dargan

Metanoya Webb, daughter of Denize Brewer is a journalist. Check out her piece with BET. Cousin Kym Whitley is on the Red Carpet and in Metanoya's BET video. Click here.
 

 

 

Brad Brewer (Center), creator of the Brewery Troupe,  New York puppetry entertainers.

Emiline is in the news! Check out recent Unityfirst.com National e-Magazine's article about the Brewers and Watts.
 
Cousin Reverend Dr. Bill Dargan discusses his book "Lining Out the Word" in a Black History Month documentary produced online by Yahoo this week. Click here for info on Bill's book! Watch the Yahoo video here!

A get well shout out to Cousin Bill!!!

THE BREWERS CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST  PRIEST!!! 

 

The Ordination of The Reverend Orietta Brewer to the sacred Order of the Priesthood was held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at The Cathedral Church of St. Thomas The Apostle, 147 West 144th Street, New York, New York. Orietta is the great-granddaughter of Joseph Brewer (Group 3), granddaughter of Hobert Brewer and daughter of William Brewer.

 

 

 

Check out a little Brewer history from Kelly Todd Brewer, Musician and Professor at Sabancı University in Turkey. Read more here

 

 

OUR BREWER ANCESTORS

 

Emiline Watts Brewer

Robert Brewer grave

Vinnie

Joseph

Isaiah

      Emiline Watts   Brewer

Robert Brewer

Lavinia Viney Brewer Gathings

  Joseph C. Brewer

Isaiah Brewer

 

 

Effie

Sarah

Thomas and Nannie

Houston and Rosa

Jabey

   Effie Brewer Nivens

Sarah Brewer Robinson

Thomas and Nannie Brewer

Houston and Rosa Brewer 

Reverend Jabey Brewer

 

Click on your Family Branch above for video on your ancestors!!!

ALL FAMILY BRANCH PAGES HAVE BEEN UPDATED WITH LINKS. CHECK THEM OUT!!!

 

 

 

OUR WATTS ANCESTORS

 

Jerome Watts

Watts Family

Watts Elder

Townley Watts

Jerome and Townley....Emiline's half brothers 

 

 

Ma and Pa Watts with Mary and Audrey

Lex Watts Ida Watts Watts Old Homestead

Ma and Pa Watts with Mary and Audrey

Lex and Caroline Brewer Watts and children

Ida Watts

Watts at old Homestead

 

Brewer Center for Slavery and Genealogical Research Team

Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

Nelda Brewer Davis

Cousin Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

Cousin Nelda Brewer Davis

Nancy Merriman

Cousin--Dr. Arthelia Brewer

Cousin---Nancy Merriman

Cynthia Porcher

Arthur V. Brewer, Jr., Esq.

Cousin Cynthia Porcher

Cousin Arthur V. Brewer, Jr., Esq.

Nancy Gathings Bunch

Bea Nivens

The late Nancy Ann Gathings Bunch

Cousin Bea, Founder

 

Emiline Watts Brewer

Emiline Watts Brewer

 

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church      

 

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

(Click on image for more information)

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church...site of our second historic meeting between the Brewers and Watts. 

 

 

 

Center Colored School, School District No. 51, Chesterfield County

 

Center Colored School in Guess

 

 

 

Members 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.

 

Thomas 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.

 

Today, 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.

 

Excerpt from Children Go Where I Send Thee: The Brewers Uncover Their Roots.

 

 

 

Famous Brewer Ancestors

Click on image or here to view

 

 

 

 

Do you know who this young man is? Click to find out.

 

Who is this Brewer?

 

 

Proclamations for Brewer Family

Brewer Proclamations

 

 

Emiline signature or mark

Cousins Vanessa Brewer-Tyson and Nelda Brewer Davis found a land deed with Emiline's mark on it. Click on image for larger view.

 

 

Remembering 

Reverend Thomas Elliott Huntley

Reverend Dr. Thomas Elliott Huntley

 

 

(Lula's son was the leader of the 1948 Negro Preachers' “Negro Ministers Prayer March” on Washington). Reverend 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.....

http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive/document/letter-thomas-elliott-huntley-mlk-0

 

 

 

 A salute to our ancestors who served in the military

 

Click on image

 

 

Thomas Brewer

Thomas Coleman Brewer, Jr. was also killed in action during the Viet Nam War. For more information, click here.

 

Arthur Brewer

Arthur Brewer, Sr., President of the Chesterfield Garment Corp and long time teacher in Pageland.

 

Dora SIS Brewer

Dora "Sis" Brewer Vance, a teacher in Pageland who held many watermelon feasts at family reunions in her yard. 

 


Brewer Family Member's Trips to Africa and Other Countries

Thomas Snooks Nivens

Snooks in Ghana

 

Thomas Snooks 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 Alaska. Learn about your African roots!

Like his grandparents Robert and Emiline Brewer who built churches, Snooks co-founded the Westbury Community Church in Westbury, Long Island, New York. Building a church was in his DNA!

 

 

 

Lillie Brewer Atkinson

Lillie Brewer Atkinson who first documented the Brewer history.

 

Joyce Whitley

Joyce Whitley who wrote the first Brewer Reunion Book for the 1991 Brewer Reunion.

Brewer Reunions 1971-2012

Prior Reunions

 
 

 

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Website music by our cousin Dr. Rodney O'Connor on guitar; Mike Johnson on bass and keys.