Danville Protests - Courtesy of The Danville Register & Bee
Bearing Witness to the Danville Civil Rights Protests of 1963
An exhibit on the 1963 Danville Civil Rights protests has been twenty years in the making. See it in Charlotttesville through 4/30.
Bryan Stevenson - Photo by Nina Subin
Virginia Festival of the Book to Host Acclaimed Social Justice Advocate Bryan Stevenson
VFH’s Virginia Festival of the Book presents one of the most essential African American voices of our time. 3/19 – Charlottesville
Master Tidewater a cappella gospel singers The Paschall Brothers. Photo by Morgan Miller/Virginia Folklife Program.
Virginia Folklife Program Partners with Google Cultural Institute
More than 180 artifacts from VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program can be viewed online thanks to a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute.
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.