“Untold” is a monthly series, produced by author, activist, and Arlington native, Wilma Jones. Through stories, interviews, and archival material, Ms. Jones takes viewers on a journey through the history of Arlington, VA, from a perspective often ignored.
In this episode Ms. Jones interviews Saundra Green and George Jones who discuss the African-American experience in segregated Arlington and its segregated park and recreation programs.
- Saundra Green is a life long Hall’s Hill-High View Park resident who, herself, made a career of working for Arlington Parks and Recreation from the late 1960s until recently. She established the annual county “Martin Luther King, Dr. Day Tribute.” She has been honored by the county for her contribution to civic life. Ms. Green. More recently she has represented her community on the Lee Highway Alliance.
- George Jones is a life long resident of Hall’s Hill-High View Park who participated as a youth in segregated sports and returned from military service to work for Arlington County parks.
The video also includes a tribute to Ernest Johnson, an Army veteran and Green Valley resident, who was a pioneer in Arlington recreation for African-Americans.
This video was recorded by Arlington Independent Media and has a run time is 56:08.