As part of this year’s County Board initiative “Telling Arlington Stories,” Cultural Affairs, the Arlington Association of University Women and the Library will host a history discussion called “Telling Arlington Stories: Third and Fourth Generation African American Arlingtonians Share Their Family History and their Personal Story,” on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Central Auditorium.
Storytellers include Patti Monroe Meek and Kenny James, both former students at Drew Elementary and graduates of Tuckahoe,Willliamsburg, and Yorktown. Meek is also the sister of the late County Board Chairman Charles Monroe. Meek and James will talk about their family histories in Arlington, how their identity evolved as a result of the integration process in the Arlington Public Schools system, and what life is like for them in Arlington now.
The program will also include opportunities for the audience to share their own stories.
This event is part of the Arlington Diversity Dialogue initiative.