On Saturday, May 14, Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 409th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement.
BOSTON (AP) — Archeologists are digging at a boyhood home of Malcolm X in an effort to uncover more about the slain black rights activist’s early life as well as the property’s long history, which possibly includes Native American settlement.
RICHMOND — Richmond officials are hoping to break ground by the end of the year on a memorial or museum at the site of a jail in the city’s former slave-trading center.
If you haven’t checked out the Library of Virginia’s website lately, you should! Featured on the site is Forsaken, the story of a young black servant, Virginia Christian, convicted of killing her white employer in 1912. Christian was the first female juvenile executed in Virginia by the electric chair. Intense, right?
Check out the digital bibliography here
As a senior at Fredericksburg’s all-black Walker–Grant High School in 1956, Gladys White Jordan knew she wanted to attend Mary Washington College.
I just recently learned of the Slave Dwelling Project and think it’s pretty darn awesome. Staying overnight in former slave quarters is a bittersweet and eye-opening experience. Further, there will be a 2016 Slave Dwelling Project Conference to be held September 19-21 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information about the conference and this year’s overnight stays; visit slavedwellingproject.org
Fredericksburg Family History Day will be held Saturday, March 19 at the LDS Chapel. The theme is Connecting Our Stars, and the keynote speaker is Dr. William Pretzer, Senior Curator for History at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information, click here