Suggestions for Further Reading

John Hammond Moore's Albemarle: Jefferson's County, 1976 provides a wonderful overall history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

The WPA's Guide to Albemarle County, from the American Guide Series, entitled Jefferson's Albemarle, 1941.

The WPA's book, The Negro in Virginia, 1940, is a very well written, thorough, and objective history of African-Americans in Virginia, from the very first days until contemporary times; written by African-Americans.

Helen Camp de Corse's Master Thesis from 1933 entitled, Charlottesville: A Study of Negro Life and Personality. Although a certain tone of prejudice does run through her narrative, her information is interesting for the most part, and contains specificity that would have otherwise been lost forever.

I would like the to especially thank the Albemarle County Historical Society for the use of the Citizens Bank photo, the World Series photo, and the Main Street photo. They were an invaluable resource, and anyone interested in researching Albemarle History would do well to investigate there archives early in the process.

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