Meet the Authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries

Reston Museum Around Town, Art & Culture

Reston Museum invites you to their upcoming program on the desegregation of northern Virginia libraries on February 21, 2024 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center Lake Anne. Join Fairfax County librarians Chris Barbuschak and Suzanne LaPierre as they investigate the overlooked and little-known history of segregated library services in Northern Virginia.

Many libraries were inaccessible to Black residents and continued to resist integration even after the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Discover the truth about the barriers imposed on the Black community and learn about the citizens-turned-activists who used protests and lawsuits to achieve more equitable library services.

The event is free, however, registration is required.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Barbuschak and Ms. Lapierre speak at our February program about their book. Those interested in reading the book in advance can purchase the book at the museum or the day of the program. It is an insightful book and I encourage everyone to read it.” Says Alexandra Campbell Executive Director of Reston Museum.

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About Reston Museum

Reston Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Reston’s past, informing the present, and influencing the future of Reston. Reston Museum preserves a collection of archival material and artifacts related to the history of Reston, many of which are exhibited at the Reston Museum. Located at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday free of charge. Reston Museum also conducts educational and public programming, exhibitions, and public events including the Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta, the Reston Home Tour, and Founder’s Day.

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