Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) Celebrate Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with stories about women who have used their voices and their votes to better their communities and help shape the United States. In 1968, Shirley Chisholm made history as the first African-American woman to be elected to…
Donation Recieved from one of Arlington’s Oldest Black Churches On February 9, 2020, Arlington’s Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church and the Center for Local History celebrated the donation of the Church’s archival records to the Center’s Community Archives. The donation included a large 19th century pulpit bible, printed in 1856. Now members of the community and…
A patron was looking for the name of an Arlington school he attended for one year as a child.
In celebration of her work for Native American’s voting rights, we are republishing our “Rediscover Zitkála-Šá” post from March 13, 2019. This version of the post includes additional photographs and captions.
Arlington held its first County Fair in 1977, led by a nonprofit, all-volunteer group, which organized and operated the event.
“Devoted to the interests of Woman – to her educational, industrial, legal and political equality, and especially to her right of suffrage.”
From 1913 to 1941, massive radio towers dominated the Arlington skyline.
Central Library, First Floor
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