Buzzard Pete at the University of Virginia, 1905 (Detroit Publishing Company/Library of Congress)
Who Was Buzzard Pete?
Brendan Wolfe uncovers the history behind a circa 1905 photo of an African American at UVA known only as “Buzzard Pete” for the EV Blog.
Jefferson’s Daughters and Revolutionary Thought
What did the American Revolution mean for people who were not elite white males? VFH Fellow Catherine Kerrison explores this question through the three daughters of Thomas Jefferson.
The Secret Lives of Porgy and Bess
The gift of a first edition of the novel Porgy led to VFH Fellow Kendra Hamilton’s discovery that the fictional hero was, in fact, a real person and that her grandmother knew him. Hamilton hopes to reveal this man’s story and its implications for our time.
Monticello and Garden by Jane Pitford Braddick Peticolas, 1825 (Thomas Jefferson Foundation)
Life and Labor at Monticello
EV editor and blogger Brendan Wolfe shares his insights about a piece in American History magazine where Henry Wiencek turns the idea that Jefferson would have freed his slaves if he could afford it on it’s head.
With Good Reason Wins National Gabriel Award
Charlottesville, VA—The public radio program With Good Reason, produced in Charlottesville, has just been honored with a national Gabriel Award. “The Legacy of Massive Resistance,” won 1st place in the Documentary, local release category. Listen Now The Legacy of Massive Resistance In “The Legacy of Massive Resistance,” With Good Reason brings us the story of […]
Virginia-Produced Public Radio Program Wins Regional Murrow Award
WGR has been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. “The Folklife of Stepping,” a WGR feature, won 1st place for Use of Sound.