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Black Communities of Fairfax: A History -- Author Talk

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Registration for this event will close on July 20, 2024 @ 1:00pm.
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Come listen to a talk by Etta Willson, Rita Colbert, Linneall Naylor, Rondia Prescott with Jenee Lindner -- the authors of Black Communities of Fairfax: A History.

Written by Fairfax County descendants, this important work celebrates their ancestors in their once segregated neighborhoods of Fairfax City and Fairfax County, Virginia, including their role in

  • Local African American cemetery preservation
  • the Little River Turnpike
  • Rosenwald School
  • 1935 Fairfax County trial with African American jurors
  • Fighting segregation through churches, NAACP, and other local minority organizations

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