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Cultural Heritage of Fairfax County Residents

Learn about and celebrate the heritage of our neighbors. Last Updated: Jun 15, 2024 3:50 PM

Exploring African American History

BlackPast.org is an online reference center of famous and lesser known figures in African American history, Global African history and specifically the history of African Americans in the West. The website also offers full text primary documents, bibliographies, timelines and major speeches of black activists and leaders.

National Archives provides material documenting the African American experience and explores their history through the African American Research page.

Famous Trials shares race trials, wrongful convictions and more.

Virginia Slave Narratives includes the names of formerly enslaved Virginians who authored narratives of their lives and were the subjects of biographies, or who spoke to journalists or oral historians.

EJI.org: Lynching in America: Listen, watch, explore the legacy of racial terror.

History.com gives us Black History Milestones: Timeline.

ThoughtCo. links us to information on people and events that shaped African American history, from slavery and abolitionism to the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights Movement.

Infoplease provides a chronology of black history from the early slave trade to 2016.

Digital Public Library of America explores topics in history, literature and culture.

Slave Stories.org tales of American slaves written in their own words and spoken with their own voices.

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