Lecture series to focus on Gloucester’s African American history

- Posted on Feb 09, 2011 - 04:26 PM

A three-session course on "Gloucester County and Progressive Movements" will be held on consecutive Thursday afternoons next month at the Gloucester Library.

The course, sponsored by Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 3, 10 and 17. Fred Carter will teach the course.

Material will include the 1663 Slave and Indentures Rebellion, the Royal Africa Company’s role in colonial Virginia, early efforts by black residents to organize countywide relief, early business ventures by black freedmen, the founding and early efforts of the NAACP and the integration of Gloucester County schools, according to RCC spokesperson Tom Martin.