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Join us to celebrate the contributions of community leaders, Dr J. Blaine Blayton and Mrs. Bessie Gerst, who were honored by the community through a collaborative art and oral history project during The Village Initiative’s 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. This exhibit is the result of a partnership between The Village Initiative’s Local Black Histories Project and William & Mary Distinguished Artist, Steve Prince. The exhibit showcases Dr. Blayton and Mrs. Gerst’s contributions through oral history and art created by the community.

Opening Reception hosted by The Village Initiative: January 14, 2023, 3pm, WRL Gallery at the Library Theatre.


January 9, 2023
February 28, 2023
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Williamsburg Library
515 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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