In 1997, Jay Fisette became the first openly LGBTQ+ person elected to office in the state of Virginia when he won a seat on the Arlington County Board.
Dorothy Hamm was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in Arlington, and lead efforts to successfully desegregate Arlington’s schools and theaters.
The Arlington Council on Human Relations was to improve the economic, civic, and racial conditions in Arlington County.
May is National Biking Month, and to celebrate, let’s take a look at Arlington’s decades-long history of bicycle enthusiasm!
Civil rights activist, educator, and founder of the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation.
Marx was involved with civil rights activities and the NAACP, Arlingtonians for a Better County, the Arlington Community Action Committee, and the League of Women Voters.
Did you know that Arlington was once home to one of the country’s most popular sodas?
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