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Fauquier NAACP issues Black-owned business directory

Mrs. Lillian Walker holds a copy of "The Green Book Directory

of Black-Owned Businesses in Fauquier County, Virginia."

Fauquier NAACP has issued the first edition of a directory of Black-owned businesses in Fauquier County, with plans underway to issue a second, more complete edition in the near future.

Modeled after the historic Green Books published during the Jim Crow years, the effort was led by Fauquier NAACP Community & Economic Development Committee member Joe Washington.

Leon Williams and the staff at Remington Press assisted in the design, layout, and publication of the booklet, working hard to ensure that the directory was completed in time to be launched and distributed at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration held on Main Street in June.

The directory includes a history of the Green Book and is dedicated to the memory of the late Robert Lee "Bob" Walker, a prominent Fauquier County citizen who owned and operated Walker's Barber Shop and served for 17 years on the Warrenton Town Council.

Recently, Joe Washington presented a copy of the directory to the late Mr. Walker's wife, Mrs. Lillian Walker, who said that she was pleased with the tribute paid to her husband.

Robert Lee "Bob" Walker

Fauquier NAACP continues the search for Black-owned businesses to include in the 2nd edition of the directory. It is the hope of the Branch to expand the directory to include Hispanic and other local, minority-owned businesses as well.

In future editions of the directory, whole-, half-, and quarter-page ads will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Joe Washington at

Green Book Directory - pdf:

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