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Race Relations in Alexandria: The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project

Race Relations in Alexandria: The Alexandria Community Remembrance Project

Learn about the history of race relations in Alexandria and the Alexandria Community Remembrance Project (ACRP). Speakers Audrey Davis, co-director of the ACRP, and Tiffany Pache, coordinator for ACRP, will discuss the Project. This city-wide initiative is dedicated to helping Alexandria understand its history of racial terror hate crimes and to work toward creating a welcoming community bound by equity and inclusion.

Ms. Davis and Ms. Pache will also describe the pilgrimage taken by ACRP, members of the community, and Alexandria City High School students last fall to the Equal Justice Initiative's National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum. There they delivered soil collected from locations that symbolically reflect the lives of Alexandreia's two known lynching victims, Joseph McCoy and Benjamin Thomas.

This is a virtual event. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom information prior to the event.

This virtual event is co-sponsored by Alexandria and Mt. Vernon branches of AAUW.

 

Related LibGuide: Cultural Heritage of Fairfax County Residents by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Date:
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch:
Virtual Event
Categories:
Black History Month Presentation\Performance Virtual Program
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
FCPL Event Guidelines
Registrations open at 10:30am Saturday, February 4, 2023

Audrey Davis is the Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Davis is a past President of the Virginia Association of Museums Council (VAM). She is one of the founders and the current president of Virginia Africana Associates Inc. In 2016, The Washington Business Journal listed Ms. Davis on their top 100 list of Washington Power Players. In 2021, Ms. Davis was appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Civil War Museum.

Tiffany Pache is the Project Coordinator for the Alexandria Community Remembrance Project. She is responsible for researching, writing, and editing a newsletter and other ACRP publications that expose the truth about Alexandria's history with racial terror, as well as supporting ACRP's committees, programs, and events.

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