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Long-Time Arlingtonians Tell Their Story

Since last month, Arlington County has been asking residents to tell their story for a new initiative that seeks to “celebrate Arlington’s rich cultural diversity through a variety of events, celebrations, and story-telling.”

While the Tell Arlington’s Story web site has more than a dozen video interviews with local folks who have personal tales to tell, on Tuesday you can see some of the stories in person. Third- and fourth-generation African American residents will be sharing their stories at the Arlington Central Library auditorium.

The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Storytellers include Mattie Walker, one-time teacher at the old Hoffman-Boston school and former Arlington Education Association President; Kline Price, the grandson of Charles Drew; and Kenny James, Yorktown high graduate and Arlington parks department employee.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the storytellers and to share their own stories.

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