Hampton, Virginia

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From the Civil War period, Hampton's African-American community has fashioned strong churches, institutions, businesses, and a major university where political and economic leaders have emerged. The indefatigable spirit ofa people once called "contraband" has a remarkable story illustrated by vintage photographs of Emancipation Oak, Freedom Fortress, Aberdeen Gardens, Little EnglandChapel, Bayshore Beach, and other historic sites.
ISBN: 9780738518107
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Black America Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Hampton, Virginia, cultural/social scientist and resident Colita Nichols Fairfax shows how social policies influenced and impacted African-American life and history. This assemblage captures the resolve of a community that reared and educated children, established spiritual institutions, lobbied for political power, and built a resort to ensure that “freedom” would visit future generations.
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