Arlington Committee of 100 Meeting - March 11, 2015

Nazis and Bikers: A Look Back at Two of Arlington's Seamier Episodes

Young people and newcomers to Arlington are often shocked to discover that the American Nazi Party founded by George Lincoln Rockwell was headquartered here from 1958 to 1983. The infamous but not large group spread their message of hatred before and after the murder of Rockwell in August 1967 at the Dominion Hills Shopping Center.


That was just a year after a lesser-known but also shocking event - the June 1966 shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at the placid Lee-Harrison Shopping Center. Some 100 bullets were fired in the clash that made front-page news, though, astonishingly, no one was seriously hurt.

Join us at our March meeting when we will hear these fascinating stories from Charlie Clark, journalist and local historian who writes the weekly "Our Man in Arlington" column for the Falls Church News-Press.

Marymount University - 2807 North Glebe Road

Dining Room, Gerald Phelan Hall

 

Meet & Greet 7:00 pm

Dinner 7:25 pm, Program 8:00 pm

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The Arlington Committee of 100 fosters open and vigorous discussion of issues involving all facets of community life in Arlington. The Committee's monthly dinner meetings are open to all and provide a non-partisan setting in which issues of local, regional, and state interest are addressed by experts, with audience participation in lively Q&A sessions.