Memorializing the Enslaved in Arlington unveiled the first edition of The Enslaved People of Arlington, Virginia: A Spreadsheet documenting the lives of over 1400 enslaved individuals in Arlington from 1669-1865.

Names of over 800 enslaved individuals have been uncovered along with information on enslavers and locations of bondage. Where possible, vital information, occupations, family relationships, and the records providing them have been supplied. We will update the spreadsheet over time as additional information is found. We have also posted supporting documentation:

Sharing these online materials is a step toward making information on slavery in Arlington a resource for everyone.

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Memorializing the Enslaved in Arlington is sponsored by Virginia Humanities and JBG Smith Cares.