Blacks in Virginia: Demographic Trends in Historical Context

Report
Author:Claibourn, Michele, University of Virginia LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-5969-441X
Abstract:

Black Virginians have shaped the history of the commonwealth – beginning in Jamestown in 1619 with “twenty and odd” Africans, through six regiments of the U.S. Colored Infantry at General Lee’s Appomattox surrender, and up to and beyond Governor L. Douglas Wilder, the first black governor elected in the nation since Reconstruction. The relationship between the Commonwealth’s past, and the future for black Virginians, is illuminated in geographic and demographic trends, examined in this report.

Keywords:
demographics, Weldon Cooper Center, Virginia, African-Americans
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Numbers Count. UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. University of Virginia

Publisher:
Numbers Count. UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. University of Virginia
Published Date:
April 2012
Sponsoring Agency:
Demographics Research Group, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service