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LVHS shares stories of local Black women

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will host an online program, “Black Voices: Recollections of Working Women in mid-20th-century Lancaster and Northumberland” at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 4, as part of its Zooming In On Lancaster County History Virtual Speaker Series.

“The presentation will feature audio clips and information selected from our Closing the Gap Collection of oral history interviews, which were conducted about twenty years ago with elderly African Americans who were then looking back on their lives and local experiences during the 1930s to 1970s, including times of segregation,” LVHS president Frank Kober said. “For this program, we will focus on sharing the voices of a few women telling about their work in and out of the home.”

The oral history selections and transcriptions for this program have been compiled by LVHS volunteer Katherine Cassidy and board member Lois Williams. Board members the Rev. Tyron Williams and Denise Pope Mazyck will lead the onl...

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