Margaret Troxell (1909-2002) was a pioneering local journalist who helped found the Northern Virginia Sun.
Native Arlingtonian William Thomas Syphax (1920-1989) was a prominent Black business entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for the Black community in Arlington County.
A snapshot of today, as well as a gift for the future.
Some of Arlington’s first black legislators include George Lewis Seaton, John B. Syphax, and Alfred William Harris.
Edmund Douglas Campbell (1899–1995) was a lawyer, social activist, and Arlington County Board member who advocated for civil rights, school desegregation, and state representation according to population.
Earlene Green Evans grew up and attended public schools in Arlington, Virginia, graduating from Hoffman-Boston High School. She received a B.S. degree from Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and an M.S. degree in Library Media from Virginia State University. She worked as a middle and high school librarian until she retired. Earlene authored a…
Interviews with Lance Newman and Michael Jones
George Melvin Richardson (1913-2015) was an African-American educator, school principal, WW II U.S. Army officer, and civic leader.
A dedicated community activist who chose to stay and work in the Green Valley neighborhood where he was born and grew up.
Over its 60-year run, the Arlington Symphony performed a wide variety of music across the County and was one of the County’s first, and longest-running, arts organizations.
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