On National Public Television Day (Apr. 7), the public is invited to an opening reception and community celebration of the newly opened exhibition, "Power in the Public: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Campbell," at Shirlington Library. The exhibition is presented in partnership with WETA.
Join us on Fri., Apr. 7, 1-3 p.m., for a reception with light refreshments and crafts for children. A community scavenger hunt will be announced along with the “unveiling” of the desk of Elizabeth Campbell. All are welcome!
Power in the Public: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Campbell
Opening reception and "unveiling" of the Elizabeth Campbell desk.
Fri., Apr. 7, 1-3 p.m.
The exhibition includes materials from WETA and the Center for Local History (CLH) which collects, preserves and shares resources that illustrate Arlington County’s history, diversity and communities. The CLH collection includes documents, photos and publications pertaining to Campbell’s work and life.
Learn about the legacy and life of Elizabeth Campbell: a trailblazer who fought for public education; a woman entrepreneur who was recruited by publisher Willard Kiplinger to head the Greater Washington Educational Television Association (GWETA) and activist who, together with her husband, joined in the struggle to desegregate Virginia’s public schools.
About National Public Television Day:
National Public Television Day (Apr. 7) commemorates the day in 1927 when the AT&T company first transmitted a successful long-distance public broadcast of television.
Founded in 1961, WETA is the leading public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital and serves the community with educational initiatives and high-quality programming on television, radio and digital platforms.