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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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 902 Wythe St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA, 22314 | Map It
  • Phone: 703/746–4356
  • Cost: $2
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–4
  • Website:
  • Subway: King St
  • Location: Alexandria
Updated: 05-23-2014

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