Buckingham County

Buckingham County, located in the heart of central Virginia, was established in 1761. Since Buckingham County's formation, African Americans have contributed to the history and legacy of the county and were the majority of its population from 1810 to 1910. Former residents include Frank Moss, a Reconstruction lawmaker, and Carter Godwin Woodson, noted African-American educator and "the Father of Black History."  This publication is a compendium of the African American experience in Buckingham County that contains over 200 images dating from the mid-19th century to the present. © 2005 By E. Renee Ingram and Charles W. White, Sr. Published by Arcadia Publishing (Black America Series) Price: $21.99.

2017 Afro-American Historical and Genealogical International Book Award




In View of the Great Want of Labor

In View of the Great Want of Labor: A Legislative History of African American Conscription in the Confederacy. Legislation enacted by both the General Assembly of Virginia and the Confederate Congress along with Confederate war records reflected the African Americans participation, free and enslaved, to meet the Confederacy's agricultural, military, and technological demands. Compiled from records at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, In View of the Great Want of Labor includes a chronology of the Confederacy's Legislative Sessions and the Secret Sessions, regarding the use of African Americans, free and slave, during the Civil War. Rare letters, photographs, newspaper advertisements, and a register of Free Negroes, Enrolled and Detailed, May 1864-January 1865, Bureau of Conscription, Virginia are included. This reference book provides insight into extensive involvement and the role of African Americans in the South, especially in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the names of over 1,800 persons, their age, description, nativity, enlistment and assignment.  © 2002 Compiled by E. Renee Ingram. Published by Willow Bend Books. Price: $33.00.


Publication royalties are donated to the African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.