Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Notable Black Virginians and more

The Library of Virginia has selected 8 new honorees as
Notable Black Virginians

In addition to biographical information about the honorees, there is a link to suggested classroom activities, and links to last years honorees including Arthur Ashe.

At the Fauquier County Library, additional resources about black Virginians and their role in Virginia history includes:

My Confederate kinfolk : a twenty-first century freedwoman confronts her roots by Thulani Davis

Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War by Melvin Patrick Ely

Inspiring African American women of Virginia by Veronica A. Davis

Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia by Ervin L. Jordan, Jr