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Freedom Hill Park signage to showcase unique history of vicinity

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The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a sign-dedication ceremony honoring the contributions of the African-American community at Freedom Hill Park in the Vienna area on Saturday, July 31 at noon.

“Residents of Freedom Hill represented a quintessential American ideal – people of all races and their descendants coming together as one community,” Park Authority officials said.

“This is a story of exceptional local women who made their home near Freedom Hill,” officials said. “The signs recognize the African-American presence, their intermarriage with the local Tauxenent and Pamunkey tribes, and the fact that some of the nearby land was owned by women and people of color at a time when that was a rare thing.”

The dedication is part of Untold Stories, a Park Authority interpretive project.

The park is located at 8531 Old Courthouse Road in Vienna.

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