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Roundup: Halls Hill History

Interviews and Articles

I am getting ready for new interview projects on an NPR show and I am super-excited. I was asked to provide a roundup of any interviews or articles on my work to spread Halls Hill history and related projects since my book, My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood was published in late 2018. I decided to share this list of highlights with my website family. I hope you can check them out if you’re unfamiliar.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming interview right here on HallsHill.com!

Alliance for Housing Solutions

Stay Arlington: Spotlight

Arlington for Everyone

ArlingtonNow: Progressive Voice Column

Curious About Our Roots Radio Show/Podcast

Arlington Connection: It’s a Beautiful Day in the (Hall’s Hill) Neighborhood in Arlington

The Roanoke Times: Gibson: Virginia’s untaught history

Arlington Magazine: Once There Was a Segregation Wall in Arlington

Arlington Historical Society: Learn From This Place

Dennis Price Radio Show

Our Man in Arlington: Charlie Clark

Arlington Magazine: You Want to Build It Where?

WHUR-FM Radio: Taking It to the Streets Segment

WDVM-TV: Flash Floods Damage Segregation Wall

Lee Highway Alliance: Renaming Lee Highway Video

Cigar Box Project Video

Cigar Box Guitar Project from Kenmore Middle School on Vimeo.

Inside NOVA: Cigar Box Project Article

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Were Our Communities the Foundation of Our Black Power?

Growing Up Confident in Strong Black Neighborhoods

It’s interesting that many times people think growing up in a segregated neighborhood was a negative experience. Now from an infrastructure perspective, it wasn’t fun. We knew our streets, homes, school books and supplies, were not like those offered to white people. But the love, comfort, connectedness, and confidence we gained was far more important to our growth.

I’ve talked about it in previous blog posts. In my local access cable television show, UNTOLD: Stories of Black Arlington, episode two, which premieres tonight, Sunday, April 4th at 9 PM, my sister Lydia Jones Cole speaks about one of her perspective’s on segregation and racism and it’s affect – or lack of – growing up in the strong Black neighborhoods of Arlington.

Clip from UNTOLD: Stories of Black Arlington S1: E2, Lydia Jones Cole, Author, “You Must Be a Jones”

The show features Lydia speaking about her book, “You Must Be a Jones: A Family Memoir,” and Dr. Alfred O. Taylor, Jr. Author of “What an Amazing Journey!” His journey and family history really is amazing! Both books include their perspective on growing up in segregated Arlington and so does our conversation. I hope you can join me this evening. Watch on Comcast channel 69 or Verizon channel 38 in Arlington, Virginia, or streaming live on the Arlington Media homepage.



NOTE: UNTOLD premieres Sunday, April 4th at 9 PM, will also air on Monday, April 5th at 8 PM, and Friday, April 9th at 3 PM.

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Wilma Jones is an author, speaker and the CEO of Wilma J, LLC, a business consulting company. Wilma teaches people the tools to develop a positive mindset in order to accomplish more both professionally and personally. She’s dynamic, funny, insightful and for real.

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