Launch of Black Virginians in Blue Digital Project

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

On April 13, the Nau Center officially launched its Black Virginians in Blue digital project.This project is dedicated to telling the largly unknown stories of the 250 Black soldiers and 6 Black sailors from Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia, who served in the Union military during the American Civil War. To see the website for yourself, please visit the link below. If you have information to share, have questions, comments, or are looking for more information about any of the men or women featured in the project, please email

The project was launched as part of our 2021 Signature Conference. Recordings of both days of the conference are available on our YouTube channel.