Project Participants


Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library (located with Slover Library)
Troy Valos, Special Collections Librarian and Supervising Librarian

Students sitting at a library table with laptops
Students working at library tables on laptops

The Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the Study of the African Diaspora at Norfolk State University
Stephanie J. Richmond and Patrick U. Mbajekwe, Directors; Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Director Emeritus

ROADSTEAD Montessori High School

Eran Livni, PhD (co-Head of School) and Anna M. Mirkova, PhD (co-Head of School)

Steve Nelson (Computer Science)

Past Participants:

This project could not have been done without the untiring efforts of the following individuals and groups.  Their work is truly appreciated!

Norfolk State University:


Students of HIS 314, Spring 2024 – Dr. Richmond

Students of HIS 205, Spring 2022 – Dr. Richmond


Nina Jenkins, Spring 2024

Garrison Wheatley, Spring 2024

Monte White, Spring 2024

Roketia Green, Fall 2023

Aysis Williams, Fall 2023-Present

Micaiah D. Stephens, Fall 2021

Camilia Bell, Spring 2022 – Present

Melissa Williams, Spring 2022-Present

Jasmine Boswell, Fall 2022-Present

Sharon Smith, Fall 2022-Present

Brenda Coston, Fall 202-Present

Old Dominion University:


Gillian Hardy, Summer 2022

Rachel O’Neal, Spring 2022

Roadstead Montessori High School (Norfolk, Virginia):

Students of 2017-2018 Academic Year

Students of 2018-2019 Academic Year

Students of 2019-2020 Academic Year

Students of 2021-2022 Academic Year

Students of 2022-2023 Academic Year