African American Images of Suffolk: In an African American neighborhood, ca. 1925

Library of Virginia

A rare postcard image of a home (or former home) in an African American neighborhood of the Town of Suffolk, Virginia. It appears to be a duplex, and the stairs to enter the property are missing. To the left, one can see an African American woman, momentarily distracted by the photographer while hanging laundry. As most of the immediate downtown area of Suffolk was racially segregated, barring African American businesses and residents/homeowners, this home was likely off Main Street, near Pine Street, Suffolk.

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