Hylton Memorial Chapel
14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge
The first in an annual series of conferences on African American History in Virginia gets underway in Prince William County on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Activities include historical and dramatic plays, keynote addresses and paper sessions, discussion roundtables and forums, as well as guided tours of historic sites in Prince William County and Washington, D.C. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln in January 1863, “Lest We Forget” will engage history as a vehicle for understanding both the present day and the future. Join us as we bring together noted scholars, public historians, and actors to explore the cultural and historical legacies of the antebellum period.
Registration and attendance for the conference is free. The optional Saturday bus tour to Washington D.C. African American sites is $100. The bus tour of Prince William County sites (including Ben Lomond and Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre) is $80. Both all day tours include lunch.
Please call 703-792-4754 for more information and to register or e-mail at [email protected]