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The African-American experience in Virginia spans centuries. Follow along from Jamestown through two wars, and Emancipation through Civil Rights.
Pocahontas and Powhatan are names you know. Meet the others and see the cultural traditions still displayed at powwows today.
African American Heritage Park
Anne Spencer was a poet, a civil rights activist, a teacher, librarian, wife and mother, and a gardener. More than thirty of her poems were publi...
The building that once housed the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, is now the Appalachian African-American C...
Built in 1665 by Arthur Allen, Bacon's Castle is the only surivivng example of Jacobean architecture in the United States and the oldest brick dwel...
The Baldwin Block Canvases depict a streetscape view of buildings and places significant to the history of this location on Fayett...
For those conducting family history or historical research, the Bassett Historical Center is a gem. It has all records for Henry, Patrick, Pittsylv...
Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia presents the complex experiences of peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora, with...
A National Register Historical Landmark and one of the oldest, most original operational grist mills in the country located in the heart of the She...
Christiansburg, Historic Area
The Clarksville Regional Museum serves as a depository for the collection and preservation of items which are historically significant to the past,...
Emanuel A.M.E. Church
Fauquier Heritage Society for Local History & Genealogy
Gillfield Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia, established in 1797, is the second oldest African-American congregation in Petersburg and one of th...
Gum Springs is the oldest African American Community in Fairfax County, formaly established in 1833. West Ford, a former slave, founded the communi...
Founded in 1868 as an institute of higher learning for newly freed people, Hampton University has grown into one of the nation's top-ranked colleges ...
Hampton University Museum
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