Black History

Africans were brought to the U.S. as slaves in large numbers until the 1800s. Since that time their descendants have formed the majority of the black community in America. Their status in society has improved greatly since the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s.

Elizabeth Key Grinstead, the Freedom Suit, and Colonial Virginia

Elizabeth Key Grinstead was one black woman who sued and won her freedom in early Colonial Virginia. Such cases were soon put to an end.

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