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November 18, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anita Royston, President, NAACP: Inadequate consideration and documentation of Union Hill’s scenic, historical and archeological resources
Wednesday, November 18  •  6 - 8pm  •  24 Reid Street, Chatham

 President of the Pittsylvania Chapter of the NAACP and WKBY radio host, Anita Royston speaks on the topic of Union Hill and the recording and mitigating of any potential destruction of historical or archaeological resources at this site. Royston will look at the research used that led historic African American researcher Charles White and Virginia University Visiting Historian Dr. Lakshmi Fjord to do an in-depth, door-to-door qualitative study to collect stories and oral histories from voices that had yet to be heard in state and federal historic site discussions. The narrative these historians pieced together of Union Hill was compelling and lead to its new historic designation. It is a story of overcoming scorched earth tactics to erase former enslavement in the county.