THE ROBERT AND EMILINE BREWER FAMILY

 





   


 

 

Site background music by our Cousin Dr. Rodney O'Connor.

 

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

Help Us Tell Their Powerful Stories!!!

 

 

99th Fighter Squadron Patch 

 

 

100th Fighter Squadron Patch

 

 

 

301st Fighter Squadron Patch

 

 

 

 

302nd Fighter Squadron Patch

 

 

RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit

 

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 killed in action.  He was just twenty-two-years-old when killed in action; 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. who received his Congressional Gold Medal from President Bush and then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at a 2007 ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda. Dr. Flowers was a Tuskegee Airman enrolled in the program’s first class and was the first military-trained African American flight instructor. 

See video below.

 

He ultimately became Manager of Employee Relations for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Maryland. 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. 

 

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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

SEE VIDEO ON DR. FLOWERS. CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Credit: 

Second Lt. Robert C. Robinson, Jr. picture courtesy of Craig Huntly

Dr. Flowers' picture courtesy of the Charles Herbert Flowers High School

 

DON'T WASTE ANOTHER MINUTE THINKING ABOUT NOT ATTENDING THIS REUNION AND MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY !!!!!!!!

 

Kym Whitley

Joshua Whitley

Watch Cousin Kym in "Raising Whitley" on OWN Saturdays at 9 PM. 

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

Cousin William Whitley and Oprah

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

 

 

Metanoya Webb

Thomas Huntley grave

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.
 
The Brewers can now trace their roots back to the American Revolutionary War. Thomas Huntley, Sr. was a Patriot who generously contributed to the war effort. His sons Robert and Thomas were soldiers. Thomas Huntley, Sr. and Zilphia Meadows were the parents of Lavinia Huntley Watt. She was the mother of Thomas H. Watts; the Huntleys were his grandparents.
 
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!!!

 
 

OUR BREWER ANCESTORS

 

      Emiline Watts   Brewer

Robert Brewer

Lavinia Viney Brewer Gathings

  Joseph C. Brewer

Isaiah Brewer

 

 

   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!!!

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

Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

Nelda Brewer Davis

Nancy Merriman

Dr. Arthelia Brewer

Nancy Merriman

Cynthia Porcher

Arthur V. Brewer, Jr., Esq.

Cynthia Porcher

Arthur V. Brewer, Jr., Esq.

Nancy Gathings Bunch

Bea Nivens

 

Emiline Watts Brewer

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

(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

 

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

 

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

 

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 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!

 

Lillie Brewer Atkinson who first documented the Brewer history.

 

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

 
 

 

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