Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County The association¡§ªs mission is to foster the historical and genealogical heritage of African Americans in Fauquier County, Virginia, by reseach, restoration and preservation.

African American Heritage in Virginia Developed by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, this site features a searchable database of biographical materials and information on significant African American historic sites. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities funds and produces exhibits, conferences & teachers’ institutes; book discussion series; film, video & radio programs; and other public programs that draw upon the rich resources of the humanities.

Race & Place: An African American Community An archive about the racial segregation laws, or the ‘Jim Crow’ laws, from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia.

Introduction to African American manuscripts at the VHS The Virginia Historical Society’s holdings of African American materials consist largely of the records of slaves and slavery in the Old Dominion. Other materials concern the African colonization movement, freedmen and women in the immediate post-Civil War era, black educators in the early and middle twentieth century, and desegregation in modern Virginia.


Virginia Room The Virginia Room of Arlington County Public Library was established to provide a central reference service and repository for Arlington County’s historical resources as well as published materials for the region and state. Site gives location, hours, resources.

Arlington County Library – Local History Includes links to Arlington local history sites, online exhibits, genealogical sites.

Arlington County History A brief history of Arlington along with several links.

Arlington (Va.) Historical Society | Museum Homepage of the Arlington Historical Society. Site lists location, hours, events.

The Invisible Cryptologists: African-Americans, WWII to 1956 // National Security Agency // An online book that tells the story of African-Americans employed by the National Security Agency, and its forerunners at Arlington Hall Station, from 1939 to 1956.

Military District of Washington – Fact Sheet: Black History at Arlington National Cemetery A United States Army webpage describing African American history at Arlington cemetery.

Freedman’s Village, Arlington National Cemetery A brief history of Freedman¡§ªs Village with a period map of the community.
Website compiled by Bobbi Schildt, an Arlington County teacher, that contains various resources pertaining to Freedman¡§ªs Village including a bibliography, a webquest, a timeline, and documents.

Freedmen’s Bureau Records for Washington D. C. Digitized records pertaining to various aspects of Freedman¡§ªs Village in Arlington. These include marriage records, censuses, and reports. Contains links to a much larger collection of other bureau records.

Explore DCA virtual tour of African American history sites in the District of Columbia.


North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920

U.S. Slavery in the Present

Amistad Trial Home Page

Malcolm X : A Research Site

Welcome to The Institute for Research in African-American Studies | Columbia University in the City of New York

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Home Page

African History on the Web

DPLS Archive: Slave Movement During the 18th and 19th Centuries

African-American Hist

The Growth of Delaware’s Antebellum Free African American CommunityDred Scott | Washington University in St. Louis

Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture

Hartford Black History Project, Inc.