TRUTH. SOUL. HEART. RESILIENCE.
We invite you to explore and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black culture and life that have made Arlington the diverse and vibrant community that it is today. As you discover the integral role African Americans have played in Arlington's formation and evolution, you are sure to be inspired to learn more. From the Freedman's Village that thrived in Arlington throughout the Civil War - as neighboring forts defended the nation's capital - to the courage and progress of school integrations and lunch-counter sit-ins during the Civil Rights movement, local heroes have come together in Arlington to dismantle barriers and move toward a brighter future.
Truth. Respect. Courage. Resilience. Heart. Soul. These are the themes of Arlington's African American community and its history. It has not been an easy history, but its honest telling can inspire candid conversation, deeper understanding, and the desire to dig more deeply for unvarnished truth.