Presented by Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Gregg D. Kimball, with the Library of Virginia will present this program on Petersburg resident Susie Rosa Catherine Byrd’s work for the Virginia Writers Project, Works Project Administration during 1937-1942. Susie interviewed about 50 Petersburg residents to collect their life histories, memories, photographs and songs on African-American history and culture. Byrd was working against time to capture the memories of the last generation to personally experience enslavement and its aftermath. This program will be held at the Petersburg Public Library in the Multi-Purpose Room.