Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

The Leigh Street Armory – The First Armory Built By Black Americans In The United States

The Leigh Street Armory, in Richmond, Virginia, is the first armory ever built by Black Americans within the United States. Currently the former armory is the site of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.

Faithe Norrell, the History Services Associate of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, is related to civil rights activists Maggie Walker.