African Americans of Henrico County (Images of America Series)

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Henrico County, chartered in 1634, is one of the oldest counties in the state. Communities in Henrico created by African Americans are among the oldest continuing communities in America, as all of these communities were settled by 1863. The beauty of the settlements lay in the tenacity, determination, and resolve of pioneers who emerged from enslavement to create their own ideas of freedom. Rights to home and property ownership, businesses, churches, agencies, and schools defined the very essence of community. ...
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Overview


Henrico County, chartered in 1634, is one of the oldest counties in the state. Communities in Henrico created by African Americans are among the oldest continuing communities in America, as all of these communities were settled by 1863. The beauty of the settlements lay in the tenacity, determination, and resolve of pioneers who emerged from enslavement to create their own ideas of freedom. Rights to home and property ownership, businesses, churches, agencies, and schools defined the very essence of community. Despite efforts to halt their progress, African Americans independently sustained these communities. In Images of America: African Americans of Henrico County, nine communities are highlighted to demonstrate the indefatigable and indomitable spirit that continues to exist in these sacred places.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738566504
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/20/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,418,989
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


A native of Henrico County, genealogist and retired educator Brenda Dabney Nichols collected the images used for this book. Nichols believes in the power of history and used this power to document the contributions of lifelong residents of the communities created by African Americans.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 New Bridge/Fair Oaks/Bungalow City 9

2 Sandston 15

3 Varina 23

4 Providence Park 45

5 Washington Park 59

6 Westwood 79

7 Bandy Field/Pilgrim/Brookland 99

8 Glen Allen 109

9 Quioccasin/Back Neighborhood/Zion Town 119

Bibliography 127

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