“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.
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
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