Era Explorations: Richmond in Black, White and Gray Virtual Program












Examine the Civil War in Richmond through primary sources from the lives of the free and enslaved, as well as the Union and Confederate from before, during and after the war. In this virtual program, students analyze artifacts, photographs and other primary sources produced during this period of American conflict.

Program Objectives: Students will learn how the development of a slavery-based agricultural economy in the South lead to the American Civil War, and determine Richmond’s role both in the slavery-based economy and as the Capitol of the Confederacy during the war. Students will also compare and contrast historical perspectives and apply evidence from primary source materials.


Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, USI.1,USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.7a