Let ‘Em Shine
High School Symposium Explores Race, Monuments, and Memorials
VFH’s African American Programs, Encyclopedia Virginia, and With Good Reason recently partnered with James Madison’s Montpelier for an interactive high school symposium exploring race, monuments, and memorials.
Students attend a master class by Civil Rights icon Ruby Sales at UVA Photo by Stephanie Gross.
Changing the Narrative
Announcing Major Funding for a Multi-Program Initiative to Address Racism and Racial Bias in Virginia
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) at the University of Virginia has been awarded $899,435 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for “Changing the Narrative.” The two-year project aims to broaden and reframe narratives of Virginia’s past by engaging local communities and youth in addressing the present-day challenges of racism and bias. It is part of […]
Rob Vaughan works in his office at VFH as he prepares for retirement. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Rob Looks Back
A retrospective on the career of VFH’s founder
Sitting in a sea of half-filled boxes as he packed up his office, Robert C. Vaughan III, the founder and retiring president of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, was contemplative. Having already received a number of tributes—including from the floor of the Senate of Virginia and the House of Delegates—it would have been easy for Rob to just sit back […]
Charles Marsh and Ruby Sales at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Photo by Stephanie Gross.
Ruby Sales and the Future of Civil Rights Activism
Civil rights leader Ruby Sales visited Charlottesville on November 29th to participate in a public conversation on social justice and spirituality hosted by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH).
Meet VFH Board Member Steve Herman
Steve Herman was born and raised in Suffolk, VA. He has had a life-long career working in the energy field and is currently a Managing Director at Energy Capital Partners. Recently, Lenneal sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about how the humanities help us better understand each other’s cultural heritage.
Announcing the Launch of Discovery Virginia
A Free Digital Archive of Cultural Resources from the Commonwealth
On Monday, November 20, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) launched one of the nation’s first digital repositories created by a humanities council to preserve its own content. Titled Discovery Virginia, the digital archive contains more than 6,000 of VFH’s preserved assets and projects since the organization’s founding in 1974. The free digital archive is […]
Karenne Wood gives a blessing in the Monacan language in front of the Rotunda during the UVA bicentennial celebration. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Celebrating Native American Heritage
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Karenne Wood, director of VFH’s Virginian Indian Program, gave a series of talks examining and celebrating the deep history of American Indians in what is now Virginia.