Our Man in Arlington, Charlie Clark

“It’s surprising who’s interested in history — it’s not everybody.” ~ Charlie Clark

I wondered: how might curiosity help me understand my community better – or help me better my community through understanding? Local author, journalist and historian Charlie Clark joins me to talk Arlington history.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #154: Our Man in Arlington, Charlie Clark

Charlie Clark has two new books out — Lost Arlington County and George Washington Parke Custis: A Rarefied Life in America’s First Family.

Like old movies? Charlie brought us this 8mm film of Arlington, 1959.

Lots of great places to learn more about Arlington history: Arlington County’s racial history timeline, Arlington Historical Society, Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, walking tour of Clarendon (aka “Little Saigon”). Want even more? Listen to my conversation with Wilma Jones about her family and Halls Hill — or Susan Strasser and Marcia Cole and their Double Take on Lynching.

Theme and other music by Sean Balick.

I am honored that Choose to be Curious has been selected as the 2021 Best Community Radio Informational Talk Show Series by the Alliance for Community Media’s annual Hometown Media Awards. Please check out other winners and support community media!

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