City Listening and Learning Sessions Continue Tonight

The City’s “Connecting Fairfax City for All” public seminars and discussion groups continue online tonight with the third session at 7pm. While the post-talk discussion sessions are full, there is still time to register to participate by joining the Zoom presentation.

This third session will feature J. Brent Tarter, historian, author, and founding editor of the Library of Virginia’s Dictionary of Virginia Biography. The talk addresses “The 1902 Virginia Constitution: White Supremacy and Disenfranchisement.”

The Engage Fairfax website, where you can keep up-to-date on the project, also now links to a recording of the first Listening and Learning session from February 4. If you weren’t able to make it, watch City of Fairfax Historic Resources Director Susan Gray presenting “Fairfax: Crossroads of Conflict in the American Civil War, 1861-65: How Those Events and Personalities Have Been Memorialized and Interpreted.”

The recording of the second session was available for only a brief period through the City. That presentation was from Dr. Karen L. Cox, professor of history at the University of North Carolina: “The Lost Cause and Confederate Monuments and Memory.”

Additional Listening and Learning sessions are expected to be added to Engage Fairfax.

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