June 1, 2023
The film explores the ten distinct yet overlapping African-American Communities in Fluvanna County, all of which are anchored by Baptist churches that were founded during America’s reconstruction period. As these sacred places provided refuge, they also became the gate keepers of African-American culture.
The film also offers insight into the history of education in the region, shares stories and experiences of attendees of the schools, shows the value placed on education in the Black community and highlights the role of the Black church in establishing the Washington-Rosenwald schools, which educated African-American students in Fluvanna and elsewhere from 1921 to 1958.
June 1 CVHR meeting will be IN PERSON at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center !!
Please Join Us
Zoom link upon request- Please watch for details.
We have had trouble with our zoom link for our programs since we have returned to at our home at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Those of you who have attended the December, April and May meetings understand the value of meeting in person, the opportunities for collaboration, questioning and friendship.