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Arlington Virginia History…From the Black Side


HBCU Digest After Dark Podcast @ HBCU Digest Podcast Network
Jan 8 all-day

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Check out the HBCU Digest Podcast. Author Wilma Jones discusses her latest book ‘My Halls Hill Family,’ and the value of HBCUs in the evolution of one black community in Northern Virginia.


APS Desegregation: A 60th Anniversary Tribute @ Stratford Middle School (Soon to be Dorothy Hamm Middle School)
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Arlington Public Schools: A 60th Anniversary Tribute

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!


Halls Hill Stories: Challenging Racism Continued @ Calloway Methodist Church
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halls Hill Stories: Challenging Racism Continued @ Calloway Methodist Church

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.

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About Wilma Jones

Wilma Jones is an author, speaker, civic activist, community leader, local historian and the CEO of Wilma J, LLC a business consulting company.

About is a virtual space for people who want to learn more about Arlington VA history, told from the perspective of a local Black historian. Wilma Jones, a fourth generation resident of the Halls Hill neighborhood in Arlington is the author of "My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood," and the children's picture book, "Little Michael Visits Fire Station 8. "

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