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Unity Days Event: Historic Barn Tour at Ivy Creek Natural Area

  • Date: 08/10/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: River View Farm
River View Farm at Ivy Creek Natural Area is one of the few surviving African American farmsteads on the east coast; the farmhouse was listed this year on Virginia’s Most Endangered Historical Sites, and Ivy Creek has methodically collected oral histories and papers in a provisional archive. The Carr-Greer family is an inspiring example of a black family that was economically successful and socially connected, influential in both the educational and community landscape. Hugh Carr, Conly Greer, and Mary Carr Greer each present examples to our community by defying the racism and prejudice of their day to pursue their dreams, providing one of the area’s greatest role models for present-day people of color.
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