Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future
Join the Arlington community to hear the story of integration from the students who experienced it, including my brother, Michael G. Jones. The Arlington County Board Chair, Christian Dorsey will speak about “moving forward” after this recognition and where we go next as a community.
My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood books will be for sale from 6-6:30p prior to the program and again from 7:30-8p and books can be personally signed.
Hope to see you there!
Join us for (free!) drinks, networking, and a conversation with author Wilma Jones. Her book, “My Halls Hill Family: More than a Neighborhood,” tells the story of a historically African-American community that dates back to 1850 when Bazil Hall purchased 327 acres of land for a plantation.
This event is open to anyone who is curious about affordable housing and the history of Arlington.
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Challenging Racism: Continued welcomes you to an evening of local history and stories with Wilma Jones, author of My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood.
Part memoir, part historic chronicle, Jones’ multi-generational narrative, My Halls Hill Family, begins in the mid-1800s and sketches modern drama in an evocative, personal statement on segregation and life-long community ties.
The historic Hall’s Hill neighborhood is full of stories and history. You might have heard of the Hall’s Hill Wall, come learn more about the history and community behind it.
Hall’s Hill Stories
Challenging Racism: Continued
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:30 – 7:00 pm Gathering and Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 pm Interview and Q&A
The discussion will be held in the historic Calloway United Methodist Church.