WASHINGTON—They are heartbreakingly small, these rough-hewn iron shackles with openings that are just 2 1/2 inches in diameter. They are menacing, too, their five-pound bulk disturbingly heavy for the tiny wrists they confined. Despite their small size, they deliver a gut punch by summoning the horror and humanity of the slave trade in a way that no history textbook could ever do.
The George Washington Carver Regional High School Association is leading an effort to establish a museum in the former library of the historic black school on U.S. 15 in Culpeper, and it’s an idea favored by county officials.
Russell Wilson said he didn’t do any homework in advance of his appearance at the Richmond Forum. He wanted to be surprised.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will officially open at the historic Leigh Street Armory on May 10 after a weekend of public celebration.
A state historical marker will tell the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the Caroline County couple whose relationship dismantled laws against interracial marriage, Virginia officials announced Monday.
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