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Upcoming Agenda Alexandria highlights resilience and legacy in Alexandria’s Black History

A group of Black Alexandrians at Jones Point in 1897 (image via Alexandria Black History Museum)

Near the end of Black History Month, Agenda Alexandria is bringing together a panel to discuss Black Alexandrians who helped shape the history of the city.

The talk, called “Resilience and Legacy: Unveiling Alexandria’s Black History” will highlight those who struggled against slavery and Jim Crow-era discrimination.

The panel, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, will be moderated by Agenda Alexandria Board Member and President of the Alexandria Branch of the NAACP Darrlynn Franklin.

Panelists will include:

  • Audrey Davis: director of the African American History division of the Office of Historic Alexandria
  • Octavia Stanton Caldwell: associate pastor of outreach at Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Krystyn Moon: professor at the Department of History and American Studies at University of Mary Washington

The panel discussion will start at 7 p.m. at the Lyceum (201 S Washington Street).

Tickets are $10 for non-Agenda Alexandria members and the talk can be viewed in person at the Lyceum or online.

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