Learn the history of Arlington’s Halls Hill and other African American neighborhoods at this free panel discussion and performance. The event includes a panel moderated by Arlington County Board Chairman Christian Dorsey, with panelists comprised of former and current African American community residents and educators and performances by the Phil Wiggins Blues House Party and Rick Franklin with Arlington middle school students who participated in the Cigar Box Project, an initiative led by the organization, “Changing Arlington’s Narrative on Race.” In this project 280 Arlington middle schoolers participated in a project incorporating Piedmont Blues music, Halls Hill neighborhood history, and building cigar box guitars.
A walking tour will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10- 12 PM at various locations in the neighborhood, including Langston Community Center, Fire Station 8, both once segregated facilities in the County, with a closing reception at the Community Center from 12 – 1 PM.
This is a FREE event, but registration is REQUIRED.
This event is part of our W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded Changing the Narrative project.