After the Civil War, Arlington’s vibrant African-American community emerged first in Nauck and Hall’s Hill. We celebrated the establishment in 1866 of the three early churches with a panel discussion by church members who discussed their shared and unique experiences and the impact on the county.

The panel was moderated by Carolyn Burrell with panelists:

  • Saundra Green, Calloway United Methodist Church
  • Brenda J. Cox, Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church
  • John Henderson, Mount Zion Baptist Church.

This event was hosted by the Arlington Historical Society and the Marymount University Department of History and Politics on the Marymount University main campus on February 9, 2017. This video was produced by Michael A. Shea through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media.

The Arlington Historical Society would like to thank everyone who made this event possible, including Brenda Cox, Jennifer Jablonsky, and Dr. Mark Benbow.