Since the first Africans arrived at Jamestown in the 17th century, the African-American connection to the James River has been both cultural and economic. From the earliest days of the slave trade, through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and well into the 20th century, the river has been used for transport, food, financial opportunity, and more.
In this installment of the "On the River" video series, public historian Russell B. Hopson talks about the African-American experience along the winding James, deepening our sense of the heritage that will suffer if Dominion Virginia Power goes through with its proposed power line plan.... Read More →
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