"It isn't where you came from, it's where you're going that counts.”
Along the shores of Hampton Roads' many communities, you can find plenty of sand but also stand where the first Africans were brought to America. And while the history is deep, the area is also home to some of the world's most successful contemporary Black artists and musicians.
Welcome to Virginia’s Black Heritage Trail. A partnership with the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, the Trail will guide you through many of the historical markers and cultural sites that make up the foundation of Virginia’s history.
Hampton Roads Virginians
Check out the under-told stories of these historic figures.