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Richmond, Virginia (Black America)

Richmond, Virginia (Black America)

Current price: $21.99
Publication Date: March 5th, 2002
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
ISBN:
9780738514031
Pages:
128
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Description

Known as the birthplace of black capitalism, Richmond had one of the largest black business districts in America at the turn of the 20th century.

Richmond, Virginia boasts a proud legacy of achievement among its African-American residents. Medical pioneers, civil rights activists, education leaders, and enterprising bankers are listed among the city's African-American sons and daughters. As individuals these men and women made their mark not only on Richmond's, but also the nation's, history. As a community, they have endured centuries of change and worked together for the common good. In their determined faces and in unforgettable scenes of the past, we celebrate and pay tribute to their history.