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by Donna Tyler Hollie Ph.D.,Brett M. Tyler,Karen Hughes White

Free eBook African Americans of Fauquier County (Images of America) download ISBN: 0738567574
Author: Donna Tyler Hollie Ph.D.,Brett M. Tyler,Karen Hughes White
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing; 1st Printing edition (June 3, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 128
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size MP3: 1136 mb
Size FLAC: 1118 mb
Rating: 4.2
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Fauquier County, in Northern Virginia, was established in 1759. It was formed from Prince William County and was named for Virginia lieutenant governor Francis Fauquier. In 1790, there were 6,642 slaves in Fauquier County. By the eve of the Civil War, there were 10,455. From 1817 to 1865, the county was home to 845 free black people. The African American population declined at the end of Reconstruction, and by 1910, the white population was double that of blacks. The population imbalance continues today. Through centuries of slavery and segregation, Fauquier County's African American population survived, excelled, and prospered. This minority community established and supported numerous churches, schools, and businesses, as well as literary, political, and fraternal organizations that enhanced the quality of life for the entire county.