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Our History Matters with Karice "Ressie" Luck-Brimmer

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Join Janice and Cherekana for a discussion with Karice "Ressie" Luck Brimmer as she shares from an Afrocentric viewpoint regarding the importance of history and genealogy.  Our History Matters works to bring awareness, acknowledgement, and appreciation for African American life and historic preservation in order to build more inclusive communities, formed with the mission to showcase the omitted histories of the people and sacred spaces of African Americans in the Dan River Region through genealogy and tourism.

Karice Luck-Brimmer is currently a Community Initiatives program associate for Virginia Humanities responsible for supporting the History United Advisory Council in southern Virginia and the General Assembly African American Cultural Resources Task Force. Working primarily in the Dan River/Danville region, Karice collaborates with local community members to sustain a strong network of cultural organizations committed to positive change. Karice is a public historian and genealogist who has done extensive genealogical research on the Pittsylvania County area, specializing in community based family history. She is the founding president of the Danville/Pittsylvania County Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS). Karice is also a panelist on the genealogy web show BlackprogenLIVE. In 2019, she was appointed by Governor Northam to serve on the Virginia Board of Historic Resources.

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