Slavery in the Shenandoah Valley

Slavery in the Shenandoah Valley

Belle Grove is doing in depth research on the enslaved community at Belle Grove. To learn more about their work -

Currently working on an updated essay about slavery in the Shenandoah Valley.


National Park Service Resources on African American History

The National Park Service celebrates African American Heritage throughout the year. Visit a multitude of park sites dedicated to African American history and culture. View Museum exhibits, go on a travel itinerary, or read in-depth histories and interviews of famous African Americans and how they shaped the United States. Check out these resources below to learn more about the African American Experience.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Enslaved at Belle Grove Plantation -

Shenandoah Valley Black History Resources:

  • Slave Narrative of Betheny Veney -
  • Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge by Charles B. Dew
  • Slave Hire and the Development of Slavery in Augsta County, VA by J. Susanne Simmons and Nancy T. Sorrells

Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Petersburg National Battlefield Park:

From Natchez National Historical Park:

From Colonial National Historical Park:

From Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial:

Hampton National Historic Site:

From Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park:

Andersonville National Historic Site

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

  • Park blog called Mysteries and Conundrums ( Look in the categories of "Slavery and
  • Slave Places," "Contrabands," and "USCT's" for African American History.

Frederick Douglass House National Historic Site

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

The Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

To learn more about the sites and resources listed below, go to

  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Little Rock Central High School
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site
  • Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
  • Virgin Islands National Park

Related Links:

  • African-American History of War of 1812 Sites
  • A History Remembered: Why were Buffalo Soldiers in Yosemite?
  • Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Register Travel Itinerary
  • African American Archeology & History
  • African American History and Culture
  • African American History Lesson Plans
  • African American History Month
  • African American Sailors in the Civil War Union Navy
  • American Slave Narratives
  • American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass
  • Bibliographic Essay on the African American West
  • Booker T. Washington Papers
  • Buffalo Soldiers in Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Chattel Slavery at Hampton/Northampton, Baltimore County
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System/Colored Troops
  • Clues to African American Life at Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Connections: African-American History and CRM
  • Encountering the Cultural Diversity of the Lower Mississippi Delta Region
  • Frankly, Scarlett, We Do give a Damn: The Making of a New National Park (pdf)
  • Fugitive Slave Traffic and the Maritime World of New Bedford (pdf)
  • Interpreting Slavery and Civil Rights at Fort Sumter National Monuement (pdf)
  • In Those Days: Africian American Life Near the Savannah River
  • North American Slave Narratives at the University of North Carolina
  • Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the U.S.
  • Slavery and Resistance
  • Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King
  • Teacher's Guide: Dr. Martin Luther King
  • The Legacy of the Port Chicago Disaster (pdf)
  • The Network to Freedom
    • Newsletters
  • The Preservation Effort, 1990-2003: Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site
  • Our Shared History
  • Scholarship on Southern Farms and Plantations
  • Legends of Tuskegee
  • Teaching With Historic Places: Africian American History Lesson Plan
  • We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

Online Books:

  • Africans and African Americans on Jamestown Island 1619-1803 (pdf)
  • American Slave Narratives (WPA)
  • Of Mules and Men
  • The Souls of Black Folk
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Up From Slavery

Last updated: January 17, 2018

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