Loudoun Freedom Center’s 2nd Annual Black History Expo

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Date(s) – February 17, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cascades Overlook Event Center

In Honor Of Black History Month, on February 17 the Loudoun Freedom Center will present exhibits, presentations, and a “history harvest,” with expert conservators, historians, educators, entrepreneurs, and specialists in their fields providing their knowledge and perspectives.

The Loudoun Freedom Center’s “I am Loudoun Digitization & Mapping Project” invites Loudoun citizens to bring their artifacts, photos, and heirlooms. Multigenerational photos will be taken of those native to Loudoun County for the African American Historic Communities Map project. Other presentations include:

• Looking Blackwards Exhibit – Jay Johnson
• The Advocacy Of Art Exhibit – Gertrude Evans
• Dominion High School Choir

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Keynote Speech: “Our Heroes: African Americans in Times Of War Program”

Break Out Sessions

11:15 to 12:00

1. Power, Prestige and Plantations: The Cultural Landscape and Strategic Design of Slavery. -Lori Hinterleiter Kimball, Oatlands Historic House & Gardens.

2. Advocacy Communications: How To Strengthen The Direct Action Movement and Effect Change.

3. Collaboration w/ Community and Non Profit Partners: Gather, Listen and Learn from Voices That Make A Difference

4. Back To The Future: Getting a Return on your Preservation Investment- Heidi Siebentriett, Dr. David Clark

5. Fulfilling the Strength of America, A Direction for Civil Rights – Dr. George P. Banks

12:15 – 1:00

1. Edwin Washington Project – Larry Roeder, EWP Founder

2. Are You a Unicorn? Dreams, Investments & Entrepreneurship

3. Speaking With a Unified Voice: How To Build Faith Coalitions to Achieve Greater Impact.

4. Tips and Tricks for Researching Historic Records – Eric Larson, Loudoun County Historic Records Manager

1:15-2:00 Panel Discussion: Resolving the Issue of Race

The Purcellville Historical Society, in conjunction with current students and graduates of the Northern Virginia Community College Historic Preservation Program, will be on hand to document items brought into the History Harvest.

For more details see the Loudoun Freedom Center’s Facebook page.  To RSVP for the event, click here.

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