On Sunday, October 22 at 2 PM, the City of Manassas will dedicate a new historic marker to Jennie Dean on the site of the Manassas Industrial School. This marker, generously funded by local resident Bill Olsen, is being placed to honor the vision and hard work of Ms. Dean in establishing the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth in 1893. As part of the dedication, we have secured two guest speakers and light refreshments will be served. At this time, we are inviting you to join us for this special occasion. The City values its partnership with you and hopes you will be able to attend that afternoon. We request that you share this information with members of the local chapter of NAACP as they might find this interesting. Click here for the invitation with all of the particulars.
The October 6th candidate forum held at Hampton Middle School and jointly sponsored by PWNAACP, The League of Women Voters and the Committee of 100 was covered by the Inside NOVA news organization.
The session opened with prayer, the pledge of allegiance and introductory remarks from representatives from the three sponsoring organizations.
The forum was moderated by Dr. Steven Farnsworth, Political Science Professor at the University of Mary Washington.
Click here to view the inside NOVA article describing the event.
Click here to view a resolution developed by Prince William County Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) member, Frank Principi. Note that it is a 4 part resolution; the 1st part asks the BOCS to denounce Alt-Right, Neo-Nazi’s and white supremacists. The other 3 deal with renaming the portion of route 1 that runs through Prince William County, and renaming a firehouse building and a high school currently bearing the name “Stonewall Jackson.”
The resolution will be considered during Supervisor’s Time at the BOCS meeting on October 3rd. Citizen speakers, of course, are allowed 3 minutes during Citizen’s Time. President Bailey will be speaking during that time voicing his support for the resolution and primarily addressing the first part.
President Bailey asks that all who are able to attend to please do so. While the meetings are called to order at 7:30 pm, he suggests earlier arrival as a large number of citizens are expected to attend. Please share this news with your personal/professional networks.