Richmond, Virginia (Black America Series)

Richmond, Virginia (Black America Series)

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by Elvatrice Belsches, Elvatrice Parker Belsches
     
 

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Richmond, Virginia boasts a proud legacy of achievement among its African-American residents. Known as the birthplace of black capitalism, Richmond had at the turn of the 20th century one of the largest black business districts in America. Medical pioneers, civil rights activists, education leaders, and enterprising bankers are listed among the city's

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Richmond, Virginia boasts a proud legacy of achievement among its African-American residents. Known as the birthplace of black capitalism, Richmond had at the turn of the 20th century one of the largest black business districts in America. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738514031
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Black America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
778,100
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Elvatrice Parker Belsches is the co-founder of the Central Virginia African-American Genealogical and Historical Society. A documentary filmmaker, she has lectured nationally on genealogy and slavery.In Black America: Richmond, Ms. Belsches offers a lovingly crafted and meticulously researched history to share with all those who call Richmond home.

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Richmond, Virginia (Black America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book pleases the eye,while illuminating a treasure trove of neglected African American history. It is filled with photos. Simply 'looking at the pictures' is an education in itself. The text is simple yet informative. I would recommend this book to students, scholars or anyone interested in America's rich multilayered past.