Wilma Jones, Author of "My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood"
In Conversation with Arlington County Vice Chair Libby Garvey
A 2019 Arlington Reads Author Event
Join Libby Garvey, member of the Arlington County Board since 2012, for a conversation with Wilma Jones, author of "My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood".
About the Book:
"My Halls Hill Family: More Than a Neighborhood" is about a small community that got its start in 1850 when 327 acres of land were purchased by a white man, Bazil Hall for a plantation. Following the Civil War, neighborhood residents were all African American. Many of them were descendants of slaves. The community was walled off and fenced in by developers with the permission of the County government from the early 1930’s until the 1960’s. Despite racism and Jim Crow laws allowing discrimination, the people of Halls Hill not only survived, they thrived. This book is a historic memoir that tells the history of the Halls Hill neighborhood from the perspective of Ms. Jones' family. Halls Hill was more than a neighborhood. The residents established organizations and institutions that are still in existence today.
About the Author:
Wilma Jones is an author, civic activist and popular speaker. She lives on Halls Hill in Arlington VA.
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This event is part of the Arlington Public Library's celebration of Women's History Month.