CI, Inc. and MCCRC launch speaker series on cultural preservation advocacy in Montgomery County
Christiansburg Institute (CI, Inc.) invites the public to a captivating evening on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Lyric Theater in Blacksburg.
This marks the launch of our inaugural speaker series, a collaborative project between CI, Inc. and the Montgomery County Community Review Council (MCCRC).
Delve into the intricate cultural tapestry and history of Roanoke, exploring its profound connections to Montgomery County through the lens of Jordan Bell—a distinguished community historian, professional educator, and dedicated cultural organizer. A Roanoke native deeply immersed in the region’s history, Jordan currently serves as the Program Coordinator at Apple Ridge Farms and is the Founder and President of Gainsboro Revisited. Additionally, Jordan holds board positions at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.
Bell’s passion for African American cultural heritage, history, and storytelling is palpable through extensive research and preservation efforts, particularly focused on Gainsboro—a historically Black community in Roanoke. Prepare for an engaging experience as Jordan delivers a dynamic presentation, setting the stage for an immersive panel discussion featuring local community members.
Generously sponsored by the Black Studies Center at Radford University and the More Than A Fraction Foundation, this event promises an enlightening exploration of the region’s heritage. Join us as we embark on a journey through time, unraveling the layers of history that define our community.
Christiansburg Institute, Inc.