Reston African American History

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Reston African American History


Reston holds a unique place in Fairfax County African American History. Conceived and created by its founder, Robert E. Simon, as an integrated community, Reston was established and opened in 1964.

A series of interviews with a selection of Reston’s African American pioneers was conducted for Reston Community Television’s program entitled “Reston’s African American Legacy”. A book containing a selection of the interviews, Reston's African American Legacy by LaVerne Gill, is available for research in the Museum’s reference library (by appointment)



“Reston African American History,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed March 1, 2024,