The Cooper Family of Augusta County, VA
The Free Black Strothers of Augusta County, VA
First African American Church in Staunton
Free Black Families in Augusta County, VA before the Civil War
Life of Free Blacks in Staunton and Augusta County, VA before the Civil War
Lives of Free Blacks in Staunton and Augusta County, VA
Publications in the last 10 years:
2011: That’s Just the Way It Was
2012: A Look Back in Time: The History of Effie Ann Johnson Nursery School and Day Care Center
2013: Marie M. Miller Benevolent Home
2014: The History of D. Webster Davis School & T. C. Edmunds School
2014: Black Insurance companies of Staunton, Virginia
2014: History of Black Beautician and Barbers of Staunton/Augusta County
2015: History of Montgomery Hall Park 2
Walk Down Memory Lane **
**SACAARS is raising funds to publish this complete work.
Programs and community presentations in the past 10 years:
History of Local Black Military Members and Veterans Part 1
History of Local Black Military Members and Veterans Part 2
History of Local Black Masons
History of Local Black Doctors and Attorneys
History of Local Black Newspaper Editors
Crown Luncheon to celebrate the local Black History of the Hat
Rotating Black History Exhibits at Staunton City Hall, Augusta County Government Building, and the City and County Libraries.
SACAARS also participated in the Sunnyside Street Block Party, Mary Baldwin University Student Fair, and has decorated and held a Holiday Open House at Montgomery Hall Park each December.
Markers to Preserve and Promote Local Black History:
Historical Marker at Montgomery Hall Park
Historical Markers are in production for DW Davis School, TC Edmunds School, Sunnyside Neighborhood, Johnson Street Neighborhood , Newtown Neighborhood and Augusta Street.
The power of knowing history is great; the power of knowing our local Black history is greater. Much of the local history is disappearing with the older generation. We must act now!