Alexandria Black History Museum
Alexandria Black History Museum Review
This collection, devoted to the history of African-Americans in Alexandria and Virginia, is housed in part in the Robert H. Robinson Library, a building constructed in the wake of a landmark 1939 sit-in protesting the segregation of Alexandria libraries. The federal census of 1790 recorded 52 free African-Americans living in the city, but the port town was one of the largest slave exporting points in the South, with at least two highly active slave markets.
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