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Learn about the history and achievements of Roanoke’s storied Gainsboro community as featured in the exhibition David Ramey: Gainsboro Road and Beyond, supported in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

Dr. Carla James-Jackson with the Roanoke Higher Education Center will discuss the Gainsboro History Project, an interactive history and walking tour of African American influence in Roanoke that provides stories, connections, and the history of this community.

Local historian Jordan Bell with Gainsboro Revisited will share the amazing stories of some of Gainsboro’s most notable Black community members and locations including the Hale Family, Lucy Addison, Dr. Wendell Butler, Oscar Micheaux, the Virginia Theatre, Dreamland, and Harrison School.

This event is free and welcoming to all, though registration is highly encouraged to reserve your seat.

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