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New Legacy Museum Exhibit

Revolutionary Witnesses to Justice: The Founding of a Legacy in Central Virginian

Coming Winter of 2024

The twentieth century gave voice to the Silent Witnesses who endured an unspeakable yet undeniable past. Their mark on the central Virginia landscape is being recognized in myriad ways through community collaborations. Revolutionary Witnesses to Justice advocated for human and civil rights through their civic engagement. They left a legacy by creating a museum that documents and interprets the history of African Americans in central Virginia. This exhibition highlights the determined efforts of the activists, advocates and allies who created The Legacy Museum.

Call for Artifacts:

The exhibition committee of the Legacy Museum requests the public’s assistance with this upcoming exhibition. As society undergoes introspection amid upheaval, Revolutionary Witnesses to Justice will focus on civil and human rights. Exploration of this vast subject will be centered around the founders of The Legacy Museum and twentieth century historical moments and memories in central Virginia. Included are: Joseph Berryman, Leighton Dodd, Walter Fore, Jr. , Delores Fowler, Junius Haskins, Jr., Claudette Haskins, Carla Heath, Carl Hutcherson, Jr., Barry Donald Jones, Kenneth Oglesby, Haywood, Jr., Robinson, Gloria Simon, L. Garnell Stamps, Ann van de Graaf, Lois Walker and Willie Young Thornhill,

You can be a vital part of the curatorial process by contributing artifacts such as photos, original documents, clothing, and memorabilia, about any of the people listed above as well as any items related to Human and Civil Rights in Central Virginia.


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