Curious About Our Roots, with Wilma Jones

“I started this journey being curious about the things my parents had told me, and  wanting to validate those stories. Once I got into it, I became really interested.” ~ Wilma Jones 

Wilma Jones traced her family and community history in one of Arlington’s historically Black neighborhoods and published those stories in My Halls Hill Family. She makes a case for choosing to be curious about our own stories — and their social context.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #72: Curious About Our Roots, with Wilma Jones 

Wilma’s book offers a glimpse into Arlington’s rich past. It was almost inevitable that it would remind me of my conversation with Valeria Gelman, then a student of urban planning, who had helped collect oral histories from some of Arlington’s legacy businesses….

Listen to Curiosity to Go, Ep. #45: Stories Matter

Learn more about Halls Hill here.

Virginia Humanities is active in Arlington, Learn more about their efforts on Changing the Narrative.  

Suzanne Hidi on The Essential Difference Between  “Being Curious” and “Taking an Interest”.

Theme music by Sean Balick and thanks to Blue Dot Sessions and Cloud Harbor for “Discovery Harbor”.

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