African-American Historical Project Underway

African-American Historical Project Underway

The Arlington Historical Society and the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington have established of a joint committee to create a permanent display at the Arlington Historical Museum on the African-American experience in Arlington. John Richardson, AHS president, and Dr. Talmadge Williams, BHMA chairman, said that this will fill meet objectives of both organizations by filling a gap in the AHS story of Arlington while giving concrete expression to the BHMA dream of a permanent display on the African-American role in Arlington history.

The joint committee will begin creating the exhibit narrative and reaching out to the community to assist in giving or loaning artifacts with significance to the black experience in Arlington. The committee has set a goal of opening the exhibit by Aug. 1.