African Americans of Chesterfield County

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For generations, African Americans have enriched South Carolina's history, and the black families of Chesterfield County are no different. During slavery, many African Americans in Chesterfield County were forced to provide domestic services and labor to build the towns in which they were never considered citizens. Many slaves mastered their crafts and used those skills to start a new life for their families after the Civil War. The images in African Americans of Chesterfield County are a testament to the contributions of black families who lived in the county from the 1800s to the mid-1900s, including entrepreneurs, educators, entertainers, farmers, ministers, and other individuals who assisted in making their county a better place to live. Most of the photographs were provided by private collections and archives in hope of preserving the black history of Chesterfield County.
ISBN: 9780738554341
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Felicia Flemming-McCall has researched African American history for many years. Upon graduating from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service, she returned to her local family business, Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Through her passion as funeral director, she became keenly aware of the African American history and the plight of black people in Chesterfield County, and found it vital to preserve their legacy in this book.
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