Historial marker notes legacy of ‘segregation wall’ in Arlington

A new historical marker placed by the Arlington County government note a makeshift wall that separated white and black neighborhoods from the 1930s to 1960s. Some of the wall still stands between the Halls Hill/High View Park and Waycroft-Woodlawn neighborhoods.

Several community events detailing the history of the Halls Hill community in Arlington will be held in coming weeks, supported by Virginia Humanities.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m., a panel discussion on the history of the African-American community along with performances by the Phil Wiggins Blues House Party and Rick Franklin with the Arlington middle-school Cigar Box Project musicians will be held at the Hazel Auditorium at Virginia Hospital Center.

A walking tour of the Halls Hill community will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a reception at Langston-Brown Community Center.

There is no charge, but registration is required. For information and to register, see the Website at https://bit.ly/2WtAPZq.

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CJE

How about that new Halls Hill aka Taj Mahal Fire Station aka Fire Station 8? Will cost Arlington taxpayers $20 million while the equivalent Bailey's Crossroads Fire Station a mile from Arlington cost Fairfax County taxpayers $6 million in 2016.

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