African American History in Stafford County, by Frank White, Local Historian
Frank White, a local historian, will be speaking about the African American history of Stafford County, Virginia. He will touch on people such as John DeBaptiste, who operated a ferry from Falmouth to Fredericksburg at the turn of the 19th century, through Senator Edward Brooke who in 1919 became the first Black Senator to join the Senate since Reconstruction. He will also talk about notable sites in Stafford County from the early 19th century through the mid-20th century.
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