Trouble Don’t Las Always: African American Life in Central Virginia During and After the Civil War, 1860-1890

This exhibit explores what life was like for African Americans in Central Virginia when trouble was in their lives, wreaking havoc in every possible way. Trouble for this region’s thousands of Afrian Americans, enslaved and free, was the years before and during the Civil War. This exhibit also explores how African American fared when trouble was over and always began. Always for this exhibit is the 25 years following the War, when freedom came and long-hoped-for opportunities began.

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