Freedom: The Hands that Built History Tour


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Come commemorate Black History Month as WJCC pays tribute to the generations of African Americans whose hard work, talents and skills built this nation. Freedom: The Hands that Built History Tour is Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. This impactful event and tour will highlight how black slaves struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society – essentially winning their freedom.  The guided tour of the Free Black Settlement will start at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. Along the way, experience stories of hardship and triumph detailed by Dylan Pritchett, a Virginia Black Storyteller. Meet African American artisans who will demonstrate woodworking and white oak basket weaving (available for purchase) just as it was done centuries ago. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee (includes hot beverages): $5/person; 3 and younger free. Registration is required to select one of four tour timeslots:
Select One:
10-10:30 a.m.
11-11:30 a.m.
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
1-1:30 p.m.

 Register online or call 757-259-4200. For more information, call 757-259-5353 or email

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