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Strong Black men and women of Virginia’s history in Waynesboro Public Library display

Rebecca Barnabi
Courtesy of Waynesboro Public Library.

Waynesboro Public Library is proud to host the 2023 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History display through November 4, 2023.

The display’s six panels highlight the contributions of six Black trailblazers in the history and culture of Virginia.

In challenging times, Wendell Oliver Scott, Reverend Raymond Rogers “R.R.” Wilkinson, Ora Scruggs McCoy, Colonel Quentin Joseph Smith Jr., USAF, Retired, Shelia Bowen Taylor and Kendall Holbrook demonstrated determination and perseverance.

More information is available online, as well as the opportunity to nominate someone for 2024.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.

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