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The Clifton Forge Public Library is pleased to feature the display, “Some African-American Female Trail Blazers in Clifton Forge, VA.” The exhibit is presented as part of the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce’s current focus on Virginia’s American Evolution which highlights 400 years of culture, customs, and cuisine.
Clifton Forge African-American Female Trail Blazers featured in the display include Ione Callender, Arlene Cooper, Roslyn Thomas, Jennifer Hughes, Jada Callender, Irene Williams, Carolyn Barnette, Ingrid Barber, Pam Marshall, and June Mansfield.
Local historians Oteria W. Broady and Ettrula C. Moore compiled the information for the exhibit. They will also share the exhibit at the “Journey Home Historical Expo” presented as part of the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce activities. The Expo will be held on November 23 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Masonic Theatre and Underground.
The African-American Female Trail Blazers exhibit will be on display at the Clifton Forge Public Library throughout November.