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This fall, Virginia Beach Public Libraries is offering a series of programs that explore the legacy of racial injustice in the Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach areas. The series entitled Stamped from the Beginning is partially funded by Virginia Humanities and offers a variety of events that include book discussions, local history and genealogy workshops, and public discussions. 

The series kicks off this September with The Undefeated StoryWalk. Taking place at different locations throughout the month, the StoryWalk combines exercise and enlightenment. Pages from the picture book, The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, are placed on signs along a path. Visitors are invited to follow the path, read the page, and reflect on history. 

September 13 10am-1pm and September 14 2-5pm

Princess Anne Area Library 
1444 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

September 15 10am-12pm

TCC City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library 
1700 College Crescent 
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

September 21-23 10am-5pm

Great Neck Area Library 
1251 Bayne Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

September 27 10am-5pm

Windsor Woods Area Library 
3612 South Plaza Trail
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

September 28-30 9:30am-1pm

Kempsville Area Library 
832 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

All events are free to the public.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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