Our Projects

The AAHA is currently involved in a number of projects designed to explore and preserve our local African American history.

Angela Davidson interviews local African Americans for the Listen, the Community Speaks oral history project.

Angela Davidson interviews local African Americans for the Listen, the Community Speaks oral history project.

Listen, the community speaks

An oral history project possible through a grant from the PATH foundation, Listen, the Community Speaks collects the memories and perceptions of African Americans who grew up in our local black communities.
 

annual productions

AAHA hosts annual events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Black History Month, as well as others throughout the year. See the events tab for details.

Ongoing Research

AAHA staff and volunteers research and document people, places and events that have been important in Fauquier County history.

perpetual blackness podcast

Nichelle Calhoun conceived of and developed the Perpetual Blackness Podcast, with the help of a PATH Foundation grant. Perpetual Blackness, tells the story of how one world traveler discovered “home” in Fauquier County.

Nichelle interviews Black men and women from all over the Virginia, DC and Maryland area, telling their stories through the podcast.

The community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Lord Fairfax Community College.

The community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Lord Fairfax Community College.