African American Life in Clarke County

Clermont Farm and Clarke County boast a fascinating and often surprising African American history. Associations between Clermont and African Americans, both in slavery and in freedom, are significant not only for African Americans of contemporary Clark County, but also for the larger story of African Americans over the span of American history both before and after Emancipation.

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What makes Clarke County’s history unique?

The activities of antebellum emancipationists and the development of black communities after the Civil War.