Dr. Latimore to present virtual lecture on African Americans in Richmond following the Civil War

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society Inc. will sponsor a virtual talk by Dr. Carey Latimore IV at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 12. Dr. Latimore’s topic will be “The Continued Struggle: African Americans in Richmond, Pursuit of Community in the Aftermath of the Civil War.”

The end of the Civil War brought new challenges for African Americans, reported Bessida White. From the destruction of the war, anger of former masters, starvation, and Black codes, Black people faced significant obstacles that required their response. This talk examines how black Richmonders pursued and cultivated successful diverse political, social and economic coalitions that would see the community become one of the most successful Black communities in the South.

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