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Middlesex Museum announces ‘Strong Men and Women’ exhibit

Dr. Calvin Green

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society Inc. will host the 2018 “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” traveling exhibition from December 27, 2018 through January 10, 2019. Strong Men and Women in Virginia History, an annual initiative of the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy, recognizes Virginia African Americans, past and present, who have made noteworthy contributions to the Commonwealth. The 2018 class of seven honorees includes Middlesex native, civil rights activist, educator, and theologian Calvin Coolidge Green (1931-2011). Dr. Green was the plaintiff in Green v. New Kent County, Virginia, the landmark 1968 United States Supreme Court case that forced the full integration of public schools. 

In celebration of the opening of the exhibition and of Kwanzaa, an open house will be held on Sunday, December 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda. Persons stopping through will have the opportunity to view the exhibition, speak with members of the Green family, and enjoy light refreshments.

These programs are free and open to the public. For further information about the exhibition and programs, call Bessida Cauthorne White at 804-651-8753 or visit

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posted 12.19.2018

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