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Reston Black Focus records, 1960-2005 #C0137

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Reston Black Focus records, 1960-2005 #C0137


During a time when Virginia was still segregated, Reston welcomed and celebrated diversity like no other community in the Commonwealth. In 1969 African American residents formed Reston Black Focus, a group dedicated to celebrating and promoting a better understanding of African-American culture. Reston Black Focus sponsored the Reston Black Arts Festival, a three-day celebration featuring African art, dance, music, poetry, and food, annually during the late 1960s through the late 1970s, as well as other programs celebrating African-American culture. The collection contains papers from the Reston Black Focus organization, such as correspondence, advertisements, and financial and general information. Also included in the collection are papers pertaining to the Reston Homeowners Association. Collection comprises 2.75 linear feet; 6 boxes.

Items from the Reston Black Focus records, 1960-2005 #C0137 Collection

Lake Anne Nursery and Kindergarten of Reston, VA
Pamphlet for the Lake Anne Nursery and Kindergarten, 1965. Document contains information such as mission, operation, tuition, and other information pertinent to the school.
Festival '74: Reston Black Focus, Inc.
Booklet for the 1974 Reston Black Arts Festival. Booklet contains schedule of activities for the three-day event; photographs from previous festivals; advertisements; and lists of supporters, presenters, and staff. 24 pages.