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Middlesex Museum to host ‘Strong Men and Women’

Dr. Calvin Coolidge Green

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society Inc. will host the 2018 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition through Thursday, January 10, 2019. An open house was held on December 30 at the museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

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 U.S. Supreme Court case that forced the full integration of public schools, reported Bessida White of the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS).

The other 2018 honorees are physician and entrepreneur…

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