Free At Last: West Virginia’s tortuous road to emancipation

Free At Last: West Virginia’s tortuous road to emancipation

by John E. Stealey III, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, of History at Shepherd University When the West Virginia Bill was introduced into the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, statehood supporters soon discovered that passage was improbable without adequate...

Video: Slavery in Virginia, 1619-1860

Greg Carroll presented the talk “Slavery in Virginia: 1619-1860” on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Carroll addressed the development and spread of slavery from...

Slaves and People of Color in Western Virginia, 1800-1860

At the August 11, 2011, Thursday night Archives and History genealogy program in the West Virginia State Archives library in Charleston, Greg Carroll made a presentation on slaves and free people of color in western Virginia. Carroll noted some of the materials...