Public historian, author and filmmaker elvatrice Parker belsches is the curator of “Forging Freedom, Justice and equality, Making A Place for themselves: A survey of the Free black experience in Virginia from 1800-1865” exhibit at the black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.
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'Black history in Virginia is Virginia’s story'
Museum exhibit explores freedom, justice, equality
From a weathered slave auction block used in 19th Century South Carolina, to the military attire, documents and scientific tools of soldiers, teachers and doctors, each item in Jackson Ward’s Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia tells a story.