Slave Cemetery Dating Back to 1898 Discovered

Officials have been working for months to develop the Berry Hill Mega Park in Pittsylvania County. but now, it looks as though they'll have an extra project to work on. A resident has discovered a large slave cemetary on the property. They believe there are thousands of graves there, some dating back to 1898. Read More … [Read more...]

Save Black History from Developers

This is a national appeal for your help in the effort to save one of this country's most important Black History sites -- an effort that has now reached a critical stage. Richmond's Shockoe Bottom was once the site of the second largest slave market in the United States. In the three decades before the Civil War, most of the 300,000 and 350,000 Black people sold from Virginia passed through its auction houses. By 1860, there were 4.5 million people of African descent in the U.S., so just do the math: today, the majority of Black people in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico can probably trace … [Read more...]