DIGITAL: Black Loyalist

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About the project:

“Black Loyalist is a repository of historical data about the African American loyalist refugees who left New York between April and November 1783 and whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes. In this first stage, the site concentrates on providing biographical and demographic information for the largest cohort, about 1000 people from Norfolk Virginia and surrounding counties.”

Explore the project: Black Loyalist – A repository of historical data on the African American loyalist refugees whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes 1783.