SNEAK PEEK: Black History, Archaeology and the Waterfront Heritage Trail in Alexandria, June 19 – REGISTER HERE

Prominent and little-known stories of African American people, places, and neighborhoods from the time of Alexandria’s founding through the 20th century will be highlighted.

Negro Laborers at Alexandria, near Coal Wharf, ca. 1860-1865, by Mathew Brady. (Courtesy, National Archives and Records Administration, 524820)
Black Laborers in Alexandria, near Coal Wharf, ca. 1860-1865, by Mathew Brady. (Courtesy, National Archives and Records Administration, 524820)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In honor of Juneteenth, get a behind-the-scenes look at a recent community history project that features the stories and contributions of African Americans to Alexandria’s history. Members of the African American Heritage Trail Committee will discuss the importance of Black history in Alexandria, what archaeology reveals about the past, and the potential benefits and impacts of community history initiatives.

Prominent and little-known stories of African American people, places, and neighborhoods from the time of Alexandria’s founding through the 20th century will be highlighted. The webinar will also feature a sneak preview of select stops on the Southern Route of the Waterfront Heritage Trail currently under development.

Saturday, June 19
11 a.m.
Free via Zoom, Registration is required

The African American Waterfront Heritage Trail Committee is made up of volunteer community members and historians and is supported by staff from the Alexandria Black History Museum and Alexandria Archaeology.

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