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LVHS offers free online viewing of Black history programs

In honor of Black History Month, the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society announced that it has provided free online access to video recordings of 10 programs that it hosted or co-hosted from 2020-2022.

“We are highlighting several programs about local Black history and genealogy that original audiences found interesting and informative—and quite often moving—and offering the public another opportunity to watch these unique presentations,” said LVHS executive director Karen Hart.

Three of the recorded programs are part of the “Black Voices” series created by historical society staff and volunteers. According to Hart, these feature audio clips from the LVHS Closing the Gap African American Oral History Archive accompanied by slideshows with written transcriptions, biographical information and photographs of interviewees. These include:

—“Memories of Men at Work in the Lower Northern Neck in the mid-1900s”;

—“Recollections of Working Women in mid-20th-century Lancaster and ...

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