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Encore Learning Member Event | Pre-Junteenth Celebration Museum Tour
June 9, 2023 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
What were you doing 63 years ago? In 1960, Arlingtonians were both for and against desegregation and showed their sides during a June 9 to 10 sit-in at a Cherrydale drugstore. The sit-in was attacked by Arlington Nazis.
This private tour will revisit the power of a few people making change. Making desegregation happen. We expect to show a recording of Arlington Historian Greg Embree recounting the sit-in-ers’ experiences.
The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington was founded to celebrate the African American journey to freedom in Arlington County.
Registration is required. Membership must be valid through the event date to register. This event is free. You can support the museum with a donation if you wish. If the event is full, you may choose to be added to the waitlist. You will be notified if space becomes available.
Location: 3045 B Columbia Pike, Arlington VA 22204 (near Subway sandwich shop)
Venue’s Health and Safety Requirements: Masks are optional but recommended. Social distancing is encouraged.