Reston's African American Legacy, Volume One by LaVerne Gill is the first of four volumes profiling African American Restonians who made major contributions to the quality-of-life in the new town and who have also made major strides in their chosen professions. Some founded local religious institutions, established local chapters of national organizations and were the recipients of professional awards. Even though the new town of Reston was the first open community in Northern Virginia, the African Americans who moved in still encountered a school system in the throes of resisting desegregation. Many of these early Restonians became activist around school integration. The book chronicles many of their stories.