A runaway slave advertisement from Virginia, 1758. Courtesy of Library of Virginia
An Interview with Greg O’Malley
VFH Fellow Greg O’Malley shares the story of a Virginia-born slave whose tale of escape is an epic odyssey that even Homer would find incredible.
July 2011: Jerome Handler visits Dominica, West Indies
Discovering New Spaces: The Creation of the Slavery Images Database
Senior VFH Scholar and historical anthropologist Jerome Handler demonstrates how an individual passion can create new spaces for viewing and interacting with the humanities.
Frances Latimer in the Northampton County, Virginia Clerk’s Office.
Life for Me Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair
David Bearinger remembers Frances Latimer and the important contribution she made to telling the story of African Americans on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Just inside the main lobby, a Living History Wall reminds visitors to the new building that Baldwin Block used to function as the social and commercial center of the African American community in Martinsville.
Early Partnership with FAHI Still Making History
Communities that know and can tell their stories retain a sense of identity that allows investment and reinvestment to occur.