A studio portrait shows Black members of the General Assembly from 1887 to 1888. Seated, from left to right, are Alfred W. Harris, of Dinwiddie County; William W. Evans, of Petersburg; and Caesar Perkins, of Buckingham County. Standing, from left to right, are John H. Robinson, of Elizabeth City County (he also represented the counties of James City, Warwick, and York, and the city of Williamsburg); Goodman Brown, of Surry County; Nathaniel M. Griggs, of Prince Edward County; William H. Ash, of Nottoway County; and Britton Baskervill Jr. (misspelled here as Baskerville) of Mecklenburg County. This photograph was published in Luther Porter Jackson's Negro Office-Holders in Virginia, 1865–1895 (1945-1946).
Citation: Negro Office-Holders in Virginia, 1865–1895, E.185.93 .V8 J19 1946, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.