Green Valley Pharmacy: A Community Gathering Place
In Celebration of African American History Month, explore local history.
Join Portia A. Clark President of the Green Valley Civic Association, for a special presentation on Arlington's landmark Green Valley Pharmacy. The longest-operating African American pharmacy in Arlington County and likely the first African-American-owned pharmacy in the county, the Green Valley Pharmacy has helped shape and define the local community for over 60 years.
The Pharmacy was opened in 1952 by Dr. Leonard Muse and his business partner Waverly W. Jones at a time when no other pharmacies in Arlington welcomed the black community. Green Valley Pharmacy served black and white customers, and it was especially famous for its dine-in food counter, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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This event supports the Library's celebration of Black History Month