Archive for “September 2014”

Fundraiser Celebrating 100 Years of Civil Rights in Fairfax County

As founding president of the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, I am giving up my birthday this year, and donating my age (I'm 59, today) to donate $59, or more, to preserve important Civil Rights History in Northern Virginia, and the nation. (Donate at www.tinyurl.com/TinnerHillDonation)

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization is celebrating how 100 years ago, on January 8, 1915, a committed group of African Americans in Falls Church, met to establish an organization ( the Colored Citizens Protective League), which received a charter to become the first rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

For almost 15 years, Tinner Hill has proposed recognition of this history. Today, as we speak, the Tinner Hill Historic Site is being developed, where the first meeting took place 100 years ago in the home of Mr. Joseph Tinner. This project is a collaboration between The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, The City of Falls Church, The County of Fairfax and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

January 8th will mark 100 years since that fateful meeting on Tinner Hill. We need you help, so that we can celebrate this important centennial properly. We are planning a gala on Friday, January 9th, 2015, as well as the dedication of the Tinner Hill Historic Site on Saturday, January 10th, 2015.

Please give a donation to our fundraising drive or be a sponsor for these upcoming events in January.

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