Richmond's Emancipation Towns
In the aftermath of the Civil War and Emancipation, newly freed men and women established homes and communities of their own. Some migrated west, but most stayed closer to places and people they knew. Names such as Westwood, Zion Town, Washington Park, and Jackson Ward will be familiar as Richmond neighborhoods begun by people starting with nothing but determination to begin new autonomous lives in an uncertain America. Presented by Ana Edwards, Historian and Education Manager of the American Civil War Museum, and followed by a question and answer session.
This program is offered as part of the library's commemoration of Black History Month. View additional programs in this series.
Image by Bernard Fisher from HMdb.org
- Thu Feb 16th 2023
- 7:00PM - 8:00PM
- TU Meeting Room
- Tuckahoe Area Library
- Lectures & Talks