LFCC Names Karen White 2014 Winner of “Walking King’s Talk” Awardible History” Award

Source: Lord Fairfax Community College 1/30/2013. During Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) celebration of Martin Luther King Day, a Fauquier County citizen, Karen White, was presented with the “Walking King’s Talk” award. This award is given to an individual who makes a significant contribution to the enhancement of human rights, civil rights, social action, and […]

New book traces African American history in Fauquier County

By: Laura Ruby Source: Fauquier Weekend 6/5/2009. A new book commemorates Fauquier County’s 250th anniversary, celebrating the heritage of its African American population. Fauquier County, in Northern Virginia, was established in 1759. It was formed from Prince William County and was named for Virginia lieutenant governor Francis Fauquier. In 1790, there were 6,642 slaves in […]

White heads growing Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier

By: Sandy O’ConnorSource: Bull Run Observer 2/15/2008. The Afro-American Historical Association (AAHA) of Fauquier County owes it creation to two daughters of Fauquier County: Karen Hughes White and Karen Lavore. Both women have deep family roots in the Piedmont area. The goal of the organization is to document, preserve, and educate the public about the […]

Glimpse’s of Area’s Ties to Black History

Source: Prince William Extra 2/7/2008. Students in a living history program use these books and desks, (right) to better understand the experience of those who attend the school.

Irwin Uran’s Life Exemplified Stewardship and Responsibility

Source: Middleburg Eccentric 7/26/2007. With quiet and consistent generosity, Irwin Uran left an important mark and a model to follow for citizens of Loudoun County. For years, few months went by without a story in the local papers noting a financial contribution he had made to support local initiatives