The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc., is sponsoring a virtual talk by Dr. Carey Latimore IV at 4 p.m. Sunday. The 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, said a press release. From the destruction caused by the war to the anger of former masters, starvation, and black codes, black people faced significant obstacles that required response.
Latimore’s talk examines how black Richmond residents successfully pursued and cultivated diverse political, social, and economic coalitions that would see the community become one of the most successful black communities in the South, providing opportunities unavailable to many black people both inside and outside the city.
Latimore is an associate professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. A writer and lecturer, he teaches courses on Black Hi...
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