The Pocahontas Island Black History Museum, located on the historic Pocahontas Island in Petersburg, VA, which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad, is home to a treasure trove of artifacts and other historical items of interest that showcases over 200 years of Black history. Black History and Civil War expert, Mr. Richard Stewart, is the museum's founder and orator who delights in taking museum visitors on an oral journey of Black history in Petersburg, VA. He is the unoffical "Mayor" of Pocahontas Island and can trace his ancestry back to the 1700s on the island. Mr. Stewart can be considered the island's official griot because of his vast wealth of knowledge about the island's history, the Petersburg area, the Civil War and Black history in general.
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Last Updated: 03/23/2015