Have you read Philip Cobbs' stories about his family's legacy in Albemarle County? Want to know more?

Join Cobbs for a presentation called “Sarah Garland Boyd Jones, Voices from the Garden: A relative's perspective.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Northside Library on 705 Rio Road West in Charlottesville.

In his series about Buck Island, Cobbs tells the story of how the largest Black-owned farm in Albemarle County came to be — and the amazing people who called it home. Among them is Cobbs' ancestor, Sarah Garland Boyd Jones, the first African American woman doctor in Virginia.

This is a free event, and will be held in a private room at the library.

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