Black History Timeline

The history of African Americans is traced from Before Common Era (BCE) to present day on a 35 foot multi-paneled, interactive timeline significant dates and historical events. The display features notable events including Anthony Johnson’s arrival to Virginia, Nat Turner’s Revolt, the walkout at Moton High School initiated by Barbara Johns, and the election of […]

Oliver W. Hill

Oliver W. Hill, born in Richmond Virginia, was a trailblazing civil rights activist, a veteran, and pioneering attorney. He was one of the leading lawyers in Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward, one of five suits that were consolidated into the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954). […]

Emancipation Oak

The Emancipation Oak is so named because it is the site of the first official reading in the South of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.The Emancipation Oak stands near the entrance of the Hampton University campus in Hampton, Virginia. The tree has weathered storms, survived winds, and sustained […]