VFH Board member Maurie McInnis is an art historian studying the ways images of slavery helped to shape the political discussions about slavery.
Maurie is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia and a former Resident Fellow at VFH. While at VFH she worked on her book Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade.
She recently sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about the importance of scholarship and value of the humanities.
The study of the humanities is about understanding the joy of human expression and the pain of human experience.
The best way to understand cultures is through a study of languages, literatures, religions, and cultural difference.
The vast array of programming at VFH touches the lives of so many people, not only in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but throughout the nation and the world.