Hamilton County Recorder Scott Crowley is pleased to announce that Margo Cooper is the 2021 recipient of the Griffin Yeatman Award.

The Griffin Yeatman award recognizes the citizens and groups of Hamilton County who volunteer their time and services to preserving and promoting the history of Hamilton County. The award also recognizes those people who work to help others understand historic preservation and promote public interest.

Margo Cooper’s dedication to historical preservation is inspirational. The final product of her research regarding her family’s story is on display at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center as an exhibit in perpetuity. She spent hours doing research on her family’s story. The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office, specifically Chief Deputy Dave Pittinger, helped in research when necessary and is proud to play a role in the preservation of history regarding Margo’s remarkable family, the Broadus family. Click here to see pictures.

Click here to learn more about Margo Cooper and her family’s history. The exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located on the second floor.