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The Gainsboro History Project

Walk Through the History

  1. Chapter 1
    Gainesborough, Roanoke’s First Neighborhood
  2. Chapter 2
    Big Lick to Roanoke Boomtown
  3. Chapter 3
    N&W Railway Becomes a Source of African-American Jobs
  4. Chapter 4
    Gainsboro Becomes Business and Cultural Center
  5. Chapter 5
    Urban Renewal Devastates Gainsboro and Northeast
  6. Chapter 6
    Neighborhood Schools Open Doors for African Americans
  7. Chapter 7
    Desegregation Changed Gainsboro