This page contains links to resources on African American history with an emphasis on slavery in Richmond, Virginia. If you have any questions or suggestions for sites to include, please email Special Collections and Archives.
African American Genealogy - A comprehensive list of links and other information on African American genealogy.
African American Mosaic - This Library of Congress site includes photographs and historic documents on the study of "black history and culture."
African American Odyssey - Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory site, it includes items from their African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909 and an exhibit illustrating their "vast African American collection."
American Slave Narratives - Site includes text and audio clips from 13 former slaves who were interviewed in the 1930s under a project of the Works Progress Administration.
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record - A site sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia. It includes over 1,200 images of slave history.
Black History Museum and Cultural Center - Includes information on exhibitions, hours of operation, and special events.
Burial Ground for Negroes, Richmond, Virginia: Validation and Assessment Research Summary - A 16 page report prepared by the Department of Historic Resources, June 25, 2008.
Freedmen's Bureau -- Textual accounts transcribed from nineteenth-century records of the Freedmen's Bureau. Documents deal specifically with sites or individuals in Richmond, Virginia. This page is part of a much larger site containing information for those interested in African American genealogy. The site is maintained by "Christine's Genealogy Website."
Gabriel's Conspiracy -- Part of PBS's Africans in America series, the site details Gabriel's Rebellion as it transpired in the late eighteenth century. Site is maintained by the Library of Virginia.
Preliminary Archaeological Investigation of the Lumpkin's Jail Site (44HE1053), Richmond, Virginia - Prepared For the City of Richmond by Matthew R. Laird, Ph.D., James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc., Williamsburg, Virginia, May 2006
Richmond, Virginia History Resources - This site includes nearly 90 web sites focusing on some aspect of Richmond history and lists the large number of Richmond area libraries and museums.
Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project is a citizens group affiliated with the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, an all-volunteer community organization based in Richmond, Va. Both groups are involved in helping to document and educate the public about Richmond's slave history.