Formerly the African American Historic Sites Database, the AfroVirginia cultural resources map is a digital home for Virginia’s Black cultural heritage preservation movement. 

Knowing that communities must first “map it to protect it,” AfroVirginia offers an easy and accessible way to identify, share, and explore the local Black cultural landmarks and landscapes that matter most to you — especially lesser-known places in need of greater support or not yet listed on local, state, or national historic site registers. 

This collaborative effort began nearly 20 years ago as a community grantmaking, print marketing, and heritage trail planning initiative spearheaded by Virginia Humanities, in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Now supported by the Virginia African American Cultural Resources Task Force, the AfroVirginia digital mapping project has been sponsored in part by the American Evolution 2019 Commemoration, Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, UVA Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American & African Studies, and TowneBank.