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Updated Supplement for “A Guidebook to Virginia’s African American Historical Markers”

Cover of supplement for guidebookSince the publication in 2019 of A Guidebook to Virginia’s African American Historical Markers, the Virginia Board of Historic Resources has approved 75 new state markers about people, places, or events in Virginia’s Black history. Consisting of the texts of 309 markers, the Guidebook is current through June 2019.

DHR now offers a PDF that reproduces the texts of the 75 more recent markers. Designed to match the 2019 book’s appearance and current through June 2021, the PDF is available for free in two different formats:

  • The PDF “Supplement for Booklet” is intended for double-sided printing to create a booklet of nearly the same dimensions as the original publication. The PDF is paginated so that the printed (8.5 x 11 inch) pages can be stacked, then folded down the middle to create a booklet that can be tucked inside the cover of the 2019 publication.
  • The PDF “Supplement for Online Viewing” is designed, as the title implies, mostly for viewing online, although it, too, can be printed.

A Guidebook to Virginia’s African American Historical Markers is still available from online retailers, bookstores, or the University of Virginia Press, which distributes the title. It retails for $12.95 and includes 40 images.


Updated: September 9, 2021