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Celebration of Black History Month at Belle Grove Event In 2011, we started our research of the history that is Belle Grove Plantation. It was our goal to uncover as much of the past as possible. To discover, to recover and to continue to tell the story. To us, all parts of this history is important. Each worked hand in hand in making Belle Grove Plantation what it is today. One of the questions we get quite often is did Belle Grove Plantation have slaves? Through our research, we have ...

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FEB 20

Virginia African American Genealogy

Venue: Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
Cost: $5 – 40
Feb 20, 2019 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event Virginia African American Genealogy Speaker - Cara Griggs - Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia Wednesday, February 20th – Presentation and Afternoon Tea Saturday, February 23rd – Presentation Only 1pm 1-hour presentation One of the most difficult family history to research is that of African American families. Cara Griggs, a Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia will be presenting ways to help families reco...

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FEB 20

FAC Sealy Auditorium, Workforce and Technology Bldg, Room 134.  Fredericksburg Area Campus, Spotsylvania

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FEB 20

Black History Month Karaoke

Venue: Lee Hall, University of Mary Washington
Cost: Free
Feb 20, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

UMW James Farmer Multicultural Center – 2019 Black History Month Celebration Join us for a fun-filled karaoke program for all UMW community members, honoring Black History Month with a very special playlist. Come out and sing your favorite songs by musicians who have shaped and changed the music industry forever from genres ranging from blues, R&B, jazz, gospel, and more!

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FEB 21

African American History Month Celebration

Venue: CRRL – Montross Branch
Cost: Free
Feb 21, 2019 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

This annual celebration features the Westmoreland Storytellers with Daisy Howard Douglas. Stories, songs, and food in the African tradition. Join us for this popular evening of fellowship.

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FEB 22

Untold Stories 2019 Looked for in the Hour of Danger - but Trampled Underfoot in the Time of Peace" Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is co-sponsoring a Black History Month event on February 22 (rain date, March 1) composed of four vignettes in several churches in old town Fredericksburg. Each vignette will depict a scene portraying African American involvement in one of four major wars, from the Revolutionary War to World War II (WWII). The history of the nation's response to th...

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Resistance Through Poetry

Venue: Lee Hall, University of Mary Washington
Cost: Free
Feb 22, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

UMW James Farmer Multicultural Center – 2019 Black History Month Celebration Sponsored by the Political Poets Collective and the African Student Union Resistance Through Poetry will explore the multiplicity of black identity focusing on the ways in which we resist oppression and create beautiful art in the process.


African American Story Telling

Venue: Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
Cost: $5
Feb 23, 2019 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event African American Story Telling Speaker – Rita Wagstaff 1 Hour Presentation Come hear African Slaves Stories with a follow up on the history of the stories told by teacher, Rita Wagstaff. Learn about the clothing that slaves wore and about life on the plantation. Dates Saturday, February 9th at 1pm and 3pm Sunday, February 10th at 1pm and 3pm Wednesday, February 13th at 11pm and 2pm Sunday, February 17th at 1pm and 3pm Sunday, F...


Virginia African American Genealogy

Venue: Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
Cost: $5 – 40
Feb 23, 2019 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event Virginia African American Genealogy Speaker - Cara Griggs - Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia Wednesday, February 20th – Presentation and Afternoon Tea Saturday, February 23rd – Presentation Only 1pm 1-hour presentation One of the most difficult family history to research is that of African American families. Cara Griggs, a Reference Archivist with the Library of Virginia will be presenting ways to help families reco...


Celebration of Black History at Belle Grove Event Celebration Concert Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm Ange Nzassi – African Songs -2pm Arm of the Lord Ministries Gospel Group – 2:30pm Saturday February 23rd the Arm of the Lord Ministries Gospel Choir from the Arm of the Lord Ministries of Fredericksburg, Virginia (2100 Airport Ave) presents A Celebration Concert, a musical celebration honoring Black History Month. The concert will begin at 2pm with Ange Nzassi, singer and musician fro...