Project Description

“The Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive: Personal Histories of Struggle and Achievement in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964” was dedicated on July 7, 2014. The collection is housed as part of the Northern Virginia Ethnography Archive. Mason student Marion Dobbins, working as an intern for Connolly collected the forty oral histories archived here. This collection offers a personal record of the civil rights movement in Northern Virginia. It preserves an important chapter in local and national history that will be studied and cherished for generations.