Night of Black Storytelling

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM), in partnership with Hinesight, Inc., is excited to announce A Night of Black Stories Summer Series beginning Friday, June 12, 2020 and continuing through Friday, June 26, 2020. The 3-week series is a FREE outdoor- public event every Friday night from 6-8 PM in historic Market Square located in downtown Fredericksburg at 907 Princess Anne Street. This is a family friendly-event and all are welcome.

This event series will help serve our community in this needed time for honest conversation and addressing real issues that our fellow community members have experienced and may still be experiencing. As the path forward begins, we must first listen and learn to grow from within. The Rappahannock Area Health District will be present as a proactive advocate to protect and promote health and well-being for this event series. For those not registered to vote, there will be a voter registration table. EVERY VOICE COUNTS!

Villages in Africa thrived from the tales of the “Griot”, an ancient orator who told their people lessons of life, stories, of their ancestors, and the path towards holistic growth. Join us for a night of conversation and stories from local leaders in the Black community. Hear the messages we all need to hear in order to progress as a community. These important stories and conversations will be had in honor of George Floyd and the tragic injustices that have affected the African-American community long before his death.

In accordance with the Governor’s orders on COVID-19, and in order to maintain safe behavioral practices, we ask that you respect other attendees by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

Bring a lawn chair and your listening ears and enjoy a family-friendly event music by local Black leaders of the community, every Friday in June 2020 from 6-8 PM.

 

For more information

Contact Sara Poore at spoore@famcc.org, or visit us at www.famcc.org.  The FAM collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the historyheritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.