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African American History Sites

African American Experience in Williamsburg - (Colonial Williamsburg)

African American Heritage in Virginia - (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)

African American Trailblazers in Virginia History - (Library of Virginia)

African Americans at Jamestown - A timeline of how and when the civil rights of African-Americans were revoked, since their arrival in Jamestown in 1619 to the codification of slave laws in 1705 from the Colonial National Historical Park (National Park Service)

Afro-American Resources in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts (1990) - (University of Virginia)

Alexandria Black History Resource Center - (Alexandria Black History Resource Center)

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology - Narratives of former slaves collected by the Work Project Administration (WPA) (University of Virginia)

Born in the Wake of Freedom: John Mitchell, Jr., and the Richmond Planet - (Library of Virginia)

Death or Liberty. Gabriel, Nat Turner, John Brown - An online exhibit focusing on three dramatic events in Virginia history, dealing with the problem of slavery (Library of Virginia)

Fighting Massive Resistance - (Hampton Roads)

History of African Methodism in Virginia; or Four Decades in the Old Dominion - Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries)

Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site - (National Park Service)

Monticello: To Labor for Another - Slavery at Monticello (Monticello: Home of Thomas Jefferson)

Mount Vernon: George Washington and Slavery - Includes a portion of Washington's census of his slaves and a brief biography of William Lee, his valet (Mount Vernon)

Race and Place: African American Community Histories - Race and Place: African American Community Histories

Rosenwald Schools - In 1915, Sears and Roebuck President, Julius Rosenwald, established a matching grant fund in his name to construct better schools for African-American students throughout the South. Between 1917 and 1932, his Fund assisted in the construction of over 5,000 school buildings.

Slave Life at Poplar Forest - (Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's second home)

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History - (A joint project of the Library of Virginia and Dominion)

The Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs - A collection of approximately 5,500 negatives and prints recording the conditions of black schools in Virginia in the early part of the 20th century (University of Virginia)

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings - (Monticello: Home of Thomas Jefferson)

Unknown No Longer - A digital database of the names of unpublished enslaved Virginians that appear in documents in VHS's collections.

Virginia Black History Archives - (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Virginia Runaways - A digital database of runaway and captured slave and servant advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers (University of Virginia)