A Journey from Freedman's Village

Lindsey Bestebreurtje

It is 1900 and you are an American teenager living in Alexandria County, Virginia. Alexandria county is just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Sadly, you and your family are being evicted from your home. The area where you have been living, known as Freedman's Village, is being closed.
Freedman's Village was founded as a colony for freed slaves during the Civil War. Though it has become a thriving African American community the federal government is looking to close Freedman's Village in order to expand Arlington National Cemetery. So, you and your family must move. But because you are African American there are only a few options in the county open to you. You narrow it down to two neighborhoods with black communities. Where would you like to go?
Green Valley
Queen City