Dr. Carey Latimore Speaks on African Americans in Richmond Following the Civil War

Dr. Carey LatimoreThe Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc. will sponsor a virtual talk by Dr. Carey Latimore IV on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Dr. Latimore’s topic will be “The Continued Struggle: African Americans in Richmond, Pursuit of Community in the Aftermath of the Civil War.”

The end of the Civil War brought new challenges for African Americans. From the destruction of the war, anger of former masters, starvation, and black codes, black people faced significant obstacles that required their response. This talk examines how black Richmonders pursued and cultivated successful diverse political, social, and economic coalitions that would see the community become one of the most successful black communities in the South. The experiences of black Richmonders in the aftermath of the Civil War were spurred by the strength of black community during the antebellum period. Although not totally distinct to black people in the city, the economic, political, and social environment in Richmond City provided opportunities unavailable to many black people both inside and outside the city.

Dr. Carey H. Latimore IV is an associate professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. A Middlesex County native, he is a graduate of Middlesex High School, Rappahannock Community College, and the University of Richmond, who holds a Ph.D from Emory University. A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr. Latimore teaches courses on Black History and the Old South and is the co-director of Trinity’s African Studies Department. He was recently recognized with Trinity University’s most prestigious faculty award—the Z.T. Scott award. Dr. Latimore’s book, 𝑼𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑭𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒉: 𝑨𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝑯𝒐𝒑𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚, will be published in January of 2022. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon. Dr. Latimore is a Baptist minister who was ordained at Antioch Baptist Church in Saluda. He is the son of Carey Latimore III and the late Ann Stephens Latimore.

This virtual program may be accessed by Zoom video or by Zoom conference call. If you wish to receive access information, please email middlesexmuseum@va.metrocast.net or call 804-758-3663.