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American Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Road.The Rev. Hashmel Turner will be guest speaker, and the Beulah Baptist Church Praise Team will provide special entertainment.Breakfast catered by Golden Corral. 9 a.m. $15 for adults and children ages 9 and older; children ages 8 and younger are free with a paying parent.Sponsored by The Spotsylvania Sunday School Union. For tickets and more information, call Loretta at 5...

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JAN 21

This is the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Branch NAACP. Besides an ample breakfast, there will be guest speakers, music, and useful information and perspectives on current events.This year’s prayer breakfast will be held at the lower-level Conference Center at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House.Tickets...

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JAN 22

Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 6:00 p.m. | Colonnade Room 315, University CenterDiscover a new perspective via the HBO documentary "King in The Wilderness" on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in this stirring documentary about his final years before his assassination. Through interviews and archival footage, this film examines Dr. King’s philosophical struggles and commitment to nonviolence despite increasing political unrest. ...

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JAN 22

William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series

Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Jan 22, 2019 07:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Bruce Lee - Matthew Polly

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JAN 23

Wednesday, Jan. 23 • 7 p.m. • Chandler Ballroom, University Center Sponsored by the Office of the PresidentDr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. has devoted his life to carrying out the orders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave to him in 1968, “Institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.” A longtime civil rights activist and organizer, minister, educator, and lecturer, he is an authority on Dr. King’s strategy of nonviolent social change. In 1960, he was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Co...

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JAN 27

When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts.Please join us for a free screening of the powerful documentary film 'A Plastic Ocean.' Reservations NOT required. Can't make the screening? Watch the film on Netflix.Dr. Andrew Dolby, University of Mary Washington Biology Professor, will lead a discussion after the screening.Snow Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019Questions? Contact Education...

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African American Inventors

Venue: CRRL – All Branches
Cost: Free
Feb 01, 2019

Explore the work of eight inventors who changed history with their contributions to science, industry, business, transportation, and communication. Think about the difficulties they faced both personally and professionally. Grades K-6The inventors and inventions include:Sarah Boone: Improved the ironing board Philip Downing: Letter (postal) box Dr. Charles Richard Drew: Blood preservation John Lee Love: Portable pencil sharpener Jan Ernst Matzeliger: Shoe lasting machine Garrett ...


Enslaved Experience and History Tour

Venue: Belle Grove Plantation at Port Conway
Cost: $7.50 – 15.00
Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019

Celebration of Black History Month at Belle Grove EventIn 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 ...


National African American Read-In

Venue: Porter Library
Cost: Free
Feb 02, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Celebrate African American History Month with a joyful sharing of literature and music, presented in partnership with the Stafford NAACP. This national event is the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in American literature. Snow date: February 23, 2:00-3:30.


December's topic: Basic Genealogical Research.January's topic: Information in Cemeteries.February's topic: African American Genealogy.Visit our Genealogy page for more information on resources.