African American History Archives - The UncommonWealth


Why Juneteenth?

In mid-October of 1899, Richmond's Black Community prepared to have a three day celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation complete with a large downtown parade. The Richmond…
Jessi Bennett
June 19, 2020

Virginia’s Lost Papers

As part of an ongoing effort to give voice to nineteenth-century African Americans through digital projects like Virginia Untold and Virginia Chronicle, the Virginia Newspaper…
Kyle Rogers
June 26, 2018