Learn about the shocking, and sometimes forgotten, presence of the American Nazi Party in 1960s Arlington

Join the Center for Local History and author and historian Charlie Clark for a virtual presentation.

Since the violent protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. in 2017, the threat of renewed political agitation by neo-Nazis has haunted public safety officials. There may be some lessons to be learned from this in our local history.  Why did George Lincoln Rockwell, a former American Navy veteran, choose Arlington County as his base of operations for his racist and anti-semitic American Nazi Party?  This and other questions will be answered in this illustrated talk.

Registration required.  This event will meet online via Zoom.  You will receive the event link after registering.

This program will be recorded. Registrants will receive the link to the recording as soon as it is available. 

For more information email Jknuds@arlingtonva.us

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Good for Adults Age 55+
Local History
Arlington Public Library
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About Charlie Clark: A longtime journalist in the Washington, D.C. area, Charlie Clark writes the weekly “Our Man in Arlington” column for the Falls Church News-Press. He has just published his fifth book, a memoir of adolescence titled "My Gap Year--Reinterpreted."  Last year he published "George Washington Parke Custis: A Rarefied Life in America's First Family," with McFarland Books. With the History Press, he has published "Lost Arlington County, Arlington County Chronicles," and "Hidden History of Arlington County." In July 2019, he retired as senior correspondent for Government Executive Media Group, part of Atlantic Media. He previously has worked as an editor or writer for The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. He lives in East Falls Church with his wife Ellen.

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