Our series is named after Evelyn L. Barbour, who passed in 2014 at the age of 78 after a short illness. She attended the Jefferson School and was among the first graduating class Jackson P. Burley High School. She was an alumnus of Virginia Union University and the University of Virginia School of Education. She taught in various school systems and retired after more than 30 years of service. Ms. Barbour was a lifelong member of Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and her most notable work in the church was her role as historian. This series celebrates her work documenting history by creating oral histories in the form of conversation and connection.
In 2023 we will be talking about diversity, equity and inclusion work. As more organizations create and hire for their own departments, the work that was supposed to be done has been co-opted by the system it was created in. When altered by the system of supremacy it becomes “Black Face of White Power”.
On August 15 at 6 p.m., Dr. Douglas will speak with historian and professor Dr. T.J. Tallie about his journey and why DEI work became and remains necessary.
We invite you to join us virtually on Facebook and You Tube.