Alexandria Black History Museum Free Lecture and Book Signing

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February 1, 2014 on Alexandria’s Civil Rights Activists 11 AM-12:30 PM

Nancy Silcox Book CoverOn Saturday, February 1, join the authors of African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia: Beacons of Light in the 20th Century and the publisher of Samuel Wilbert Tucker: The Story of a Civil Rights Trailblazer and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In, for a discussion of Alexandria’s civil rights trailblazers. The lecture begins at 11:00 am and concludes at 12:30 pm. The lecture and book signing are free and open to the public.

The authors of African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia: Beacons of Light in the 20th Century, Char Mc Cargo Bah, Audrey P. Davis, Gwendolyn Brown- Henderson and James E. Henson will share their stories about Alexandria residents who were active in the civil rights movement. Paula Smith Elsey, owner of the local history press, of History 4 All, Inc. will share her thoughts on publishing the first children’s biography of Civil Rights Attorney Samuel Wilber Tucker and offer guidelines for those who want to write about local history and wish to publish.

Patrons attending the lecture will have a chance to preview the Alexandria Black History Museum’s new exhibition, Sit Down and Take a Stand: Samuel W. Tucker and the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.

The lecture will be held at the Alexandria Black History Museum, located at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia  22314. For more information, please call 703.746.4356. Seating is limited, and reservations are encouraged. The Museum is located five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. Street parking is available.