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June 22 - Stories From Our Congregation


Virtual Panel Discussion

“Stories From Our Congregation”

Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm EST


We’re continuing our celebration of Juneteenth!



The Orange County 2023 Juneteenth Celebration will be held in person and online all month long. This year's theme, "Juneteenth 2023: Celebrating Stories of Freedom" will focus on sharing stories in exciting, multivocal ways, through music, art, history, foodways, and storytelling. One way we are doing this is through a month long virtual panel discussion series. Virtual Panels are held every Thursday in June at 7pm EST.


Meet Our Panelists


Rev. Robert Anthony was born in New Jersey and as a young child, moved to Barboursville, where his mother was from. There, he grew up working on a horse and beef farm in Albemarle County. He attended segregated schools, including the old George Washington Carver School in Culpeper County, but graduated from the integrated Orange County High School in 1968. He worked at Martha Jefferson Hospital for 31 years, retiring in 2013 as a supervisor in charge of purchasing and receiving in the food service department. Rev. Anthony currently serves as the Pastor of his childhood church, Blue Run Baptist Church in Barboursville. He is also the Treasurer of the Orange County African American Historical Society.


Francis W. Scott, Jr. is the son of Francis W. Scott, Sr and Rachael Ann Page Scott; grandson of Isaac Abraham Scott, Jr and Mary Frances Monroe Scott, the great grandson of James Garland Monroe, Sr and Mary Frances Scott, the great-great grandson of Edward” Ned” Monroe and Melvina Whindleton, and the great-great-great Grandson of Bristol Monroe and Morning Morris (Cherokee). He was born at UVA Hospital Charlottesville, Virginia. Until 1960, the UVA Hospital served its African American patients in segregated wards located in the hospital's basement level. His hometown from birth until age 15 was Esmont, Albemarle County, Virginia which is located approximately 27 miles from James Monroe’s Highland. Mr. Scott currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia employed him for 48 years. He retired in the fall of 2021. Within the same year, state officials asked him to work part-time as a background investigator. Mr. Scott is a member of Highland’s Descendant’s Council.


Jennifer Saylor Stacy is the daughter of Ada Coleman Monroe Saylor and the

late Lafayette Raymond Saylor; granddaughter of the late Thomas Benton and

Elnita Cobbs Monroe; great granddaughter of the late Thomas Benton and Lucy Wilson Monroe, Sr.; great-great granddaughter of the late Edward Ned and Harriet Captain Monroe. She grew up in Blenheim Virginia, about 10 miles from James Monroe’s Highland, and currently live in Locust Grove, Virginia. Ms. Stacy is a senior budget analyst in the Office of the Secretary Budget in the Office of Budget, for the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is a Partnership for Public Service Excellence in Government Fellows Program Alumnus; and a member of Highland’s Descendant Council, and William & Mary’s President’s Monroe-Highland Commission.

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