Historical Significance No Data on Historical Significance Available Physical Description The "Marches Toward Freedom"gallery honors the contributions made by African-Americans to America's military history from the Revolution to the Gulf War.…

Historical Significance The educational institution now known as the Virginia University of Lynchburg, once called "Virginia College and Virginia Seminary," is one of several Virginia schools of higher education for African Americans founded in the…

Historical Significance Virginia Union University is one of the six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Virginia. The school that would become Virginia Union was founded by the American Baptist Home Missionary Society and the…

Historical Significance Virginia State University was the first state-supported African American college in America. Virginia State University was charted in 1882 as the "Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute" to fulfill a pledge to the…

Historical Significance Virginia's state capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1785. In part prompted by the Nat Turner rebellion, the General Assembly spent much of its December 1831 session debating the possible abolition of slavery.…

Historical Significance The "Virginia Randolph Cottage" was the office used by educator Virginia Estelle Randolph (1874-1958). In 1908, Randolph, a Henrico County training school instructor and daughter of parents born enslaved, was appointed the…

Historical Significance In January 1997, the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Inc., the official transportation museum for the Commonwealth of Virginia, invited retired and former African American employees of the Norfolk & Western Railroad to…

Historical Significance The Virginia Historical Society Archives maintains records relevant to African-American history. Physical Description No Physical Description Available Geographical and Contact Information 428 N Boulevard Richmond, Virginia…

Historical Significance The educational institution now known as Virginia College and Virginia Seminary is one of several Virginia schools of higher education founded in the late nineteenth century to help bring the state's blacks into the…

Historical Significance The Virginia Air & Space Center maintains the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit, honoring the nation's first African American aviators in the Army Air Corps and tracing the history of African Americans in military aviation. The…