Hampton, Virginia (Black America Series)

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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 of

a people once called "contraband" has a remarkable story illustrated by vintage photographs of Emancipation Oak, Freedom Fortress, Aberdeen Gardens, Little England

Chapel, Bayshore Beach, ...

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Overview


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 of

a people once called "contraband" has a remarkable story illustrated by vintage photographs of Emancipation Oak, Freedom Fortress, Aberdeen Gardens, Little England

Chapel, Bayshore Beach, and other historic sites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738518107
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/10/2005
  • Series: Black America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,393,231
  • Product dimensions: 11.22 (w) x 4.04 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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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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  • Posted March 13, 2009

    Hampton Virginia is a Gem

    I found this to be an excellent book. It shows in words and especially pictures, a great wealth of history found in Hampton, Virginia. In particular, I was pleased to see pictures of Hampton University, the Emancipation Oak, the HU clock tower, Mary S. Peake, Booker T. Washington, and especially proud that Dr. William H. Harvey, who has been the President of Hampton University for over 30 years, was included as a living legacy in the book. He has been a real inspiration for so many.

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