Sunday, February 4 • 3–4:30 p.m.

The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v Board of Education set the stage for the desegregation of American public schools. Inspired by the MSV exhibition Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley, this presentation will feature individuals who lived through school integration in this region, sharing their experiences and integration’s impact.

Featured speakers include Tom Dixon, Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin, Marquetta Mitchell, and Gwen Tolliver Nickens. The discussion will be moderated by Candace Davenport, MSV Board member and vice president and IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement, Action) officer for First Bank.

Pay what you can ($2–$10). Register by February 3; visit or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Admission applies to visit the galleries. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

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