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African American SIG: The History of Northern Virginia’s Segregated Libraries
Monday, January 24
African American SIG: The History of Northern Virginia’s Segregated Libraries
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required
Virginia Room staff, Suzanne LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak, researched the history of Northern Virginia’s segregated public libraries. In addition to investigating FCPL’s own association with segregation, they examined the situation in Northern Virginia as a whole, including the library systems in the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William. In this presentation, learn how FCPL and other Northern Virginia libraries failed to serve Black residents– a story that has never been fully examined before.
 

To register for the event and/or inquiries about the African American Genealogy group, contact Laura Wickstead, Virginia Room Librarian.  Laura.wickstead@fairfaxcounty.gov  Phone: 703-293-2136.
 
Photo: Statue of Jennie Dean, founder of the Manassas Industrial School, and surviving arch of the Carnegie Building which housed the library. Photo by S. LaPierre.



African American SIG: “Finding the Enslaved Descendants of a Virginia Plantation”
Monday, May 16
African American SIG: “Finding the Enslaved Descendants of a Virginia Plantation”
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required
Additional program details will be provided soon.
 

For inquiries about the African American Genealogy group, contact Laura Wickstead, Virginia Room Librarian.  Laura.wickstead@fairfaxcounty.gov  Phone: 703-293-2136.



African American SIG: “Strategies and Techniques on African American Slave Research”
Monday, June 13
African American SIG: “Strategies and Techniques on African American Slave Research”
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required
Additional details will be provided soon!
 

For inquiries about the African American Genealogy group, contact Laura Wickstead, Virginia Room Librarian.  Laura.wickstead@fairfaxcounty.gov  Phone: 703-293-2136.



African American SIG: “Using DNA Tests to Identify Enslaved Parents”
Monday, October 24
African American SIG: “Using DNA Tests to Identify Enslaved Parents”
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
ZOOM Meeting - Registration Required
Additional details will be provided soon!
 

To register for the event and/or inquiries about the African American Genealogy group, contact Laura Wickstead, Virginia Room Librarian.  Laura.wickstead@fairfaxcounty.gov  Phone: 703-293-2136.