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Blacks in Virginia: Demographic Trends in Historical Context

Claibourn, Michele
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Report
Author
Claibourn, Michele
Abstract
Black Virginians have shaped the history of the commonwealth – beginning in Jamestown in 1619 with “twenty and odd” Africans, through six regiments of the U.S. Colored Infantry at General Lee’s Appomattox surrender, and up to and beyond Governor L. Douglas Wilder, the first black governor elected in the nation since Reconstruction. The relationship between the Commonwealth’s past, and the future for black Virginians, is illuminated in geographic and demographic trends, examined in this report.
Language
English
Date Received
2017-10-30
Published
Numbers Count. UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. University of Virginia, April 2012
Published Date
April 2012
Sponsoring Agency
Demographics Research Group, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Collection
Libra Open Repository
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http://demographics.coopercenter.org/files/2016/12/NC_Blacks-in-Virginia_4_30_12_r.pdf
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