25 August 2016
To quote Kool & the Gang, “It’s a celebration!” The Fluvanna Historical Society is hosting a “Celebration of Fluvanna County’s African American History” on Aug. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Maggie’s House, adjacent to the Old Stone Jail in downtown Palmyra. Cookies and lemonade will be served.
“When I was first with the Fluvanna Historical Society, I was so impressed with the archives that have been assembled, but disturbed about the paucity of information on African Americans in Fluvanna,” said Tricia Johnson, executive director. “For a good part of the county’s history, almost 50 percent of the county population was African American, but they’re definitely not 50 percent of the archives.” In fact, there is an entire room full of archives dealing with the county’s white history, but only two containing black history information.
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