March 22 @ 11:45 am Carol Bacak-Egbo - Rural Roots of Oakland County

Hospitality House Conference Room - BYO Lunch & Beverage or via Zoom 
Carol Bacak-Egbo is a historian, researcher, educator and strong advocate for the appreciation and preservation of local history. She is the historian and archaeology consultant for Oakland County Parks and well-known for her engaging presentations. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Association of Counties (NACo) Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Award, the DAR Women in History Award, the Oakland County Planning Division Heritage Partner Award and the Michigan Recreation and Park Association Community Service Award. Her current research pursuits include Indigenous History in Oakland County, Oakland County connections to the Underground Railroad, Early African American settlers in Oakland County and the history of Rose Township. Her most recent publication is a book entitled “Pride of Pontiac: A History of the M1 Concourse Triangle”