1300 36 33 32

The city of Petersburg has distinguished itself as a special place for African American history. African Americans in Petersburg have overcome racial and political obstacles placed in their paths. The city was the site of one of the largest free black populations in the South leading up to the Civil War, and more black soldiers participated in the Siege of Petersburg than in any other Civil War engagement. The city is the location of First Baptist Church, the nation s oldest black church; has produced trailblazers in political life, including Virginia s first black mayor; and is the site of the famous Halifax Triangle, a thriving black business district. This diverse and poignant collection of photographs reveals a heritage rich in entrepreneurial spirit, devotion to church life, and unshakable courage in the struggle for civil rights."

Buy African Americans of Petersburg book by Amina Luqman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738554143
ISBN-10: 0738554146
Format: Paperback / softback
(231mm x 165mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about African Americans of Petersburg book by Amina Luqman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review