New exhibit at museum highlights Martinsville 7 Initiative

Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 5:23 PM EST
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - There’s a new exhibit at a museum highlighting the Martinsville 7.

The exhibit at the Fayette Area Historical Initiative African American Museum and Cultural Center in Martinsville features the efforts of people to get the men pardoned.

Governor Northam pardoned the seven men August 31, 2021.

The executive director of the Martinsville 7 Initiative says it’s important to remember the history for our future.

“We need to remember them. I mean, good, bad, ugly, they need to be remembered and their dying hopefully not be in vain,” said Faye Holland, Martinsville 7 Initiative Executive Director.

You can visit the exhibit at the museum Wednesdays and every 3rd Saturday of the month.

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