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Queen City A Public Sculpture & Week of Remembrance and Celebration

Join artist Nekisha Durrett for the opening of "Queen City", her monumental sculpture in Arlington, VA that commemorates Queen City, which was displaced for the construction of the Pentagon in Arlington in 1941. Join Nekisha and For Freedoms in a weekend-long program of events to celebrate! Read all the details below: 6/1/2023 | 6 pm to … Continued


Encore Learning Member Event | Pre-Junteenth Celebration Museum Tour

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 … Continued


Screening of “Black Wall Street, The Greenwood Ave Project.”

The Black Wall Street massacre took place over two days, May 31 and June 1, 1921. Mobs of white residents attacked Black residents, destroying homes, businesses, and public institutions in Oklahoma's Greenwood district. Attackers burned and destroyed more than 35 square blocks - one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States. Join us June 14, 2023 for … Continued


WalkArlington Presents: Juneteenth Black Heritage Walk

Discover Black heritage in Arlington on a walk to honor Juneteenth led by Craig Syphax, a board member and former president of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington.  This two-hour guided walk will take place near Columbia Pike with stops at St. John’s Baptist Church, Freedman’s Village Bridge, and more. Along the route, Craig will … Continued