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  • Slavery took hold on the York River

     Slavery took hold on the York River
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region's sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia's slave culture took root and blossomed.
  • Peninsula celebrates its humanitarians

    Peninsula celebrates its humanitarians
    What better way to encourage civic engagement than to celebrate those Peninsula people working to make a difference? The 47th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner for the Peninsula Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities also raised...

    York officials approve $1 million for new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

    York officials approve $1 million for new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
    The York County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Tuesday to give the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc. $1 million over 10 years to support the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The funds will begin to be disburse in fiscal year...

    A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York

    A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region’s sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia’s slave...

    A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...