Photo by Pat Jarrett
Amazing artists take Charlottesville from Africa to Appalachia
Pure magic happened when Master Malian Griot Cheick Hamala Diabate joined Sammy Shelor and Danny Knicely, for three days of musical collaboration and fellowship.
Commodity Chains and Chained Commodities
VFH Fellow Calvin Schermerhorn examines how slavery was intimately tied to Northern and transatlantic financial institutions by following the odyssey of Sam Watts, an enslaved twenty-two-year-old man first bought in Virginia in 1831.
Edwin B. Henderson. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
A Conversation with Edwin B. Henderson
VFH talks to Edwin B. Henderson, a historian and storyteller, about his participation in our new African American Griot Apprenticeship Program.
Inside the Moton Museum - courtesy Moton Museum
Strike – Telling The Story of one Virginia School
Encyclopedia Virginia, With Good Reason, and VFH Grants all help tell the story of the walkout at Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville that lead to the Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court case.
The Right To Love
Congratulations to all involved in the creation, production, and broadcast of “The Loving Story,” which has received three Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Historical Programming, and Outstanding Editing.
Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes nominated for IMA Gospel Album of the Year!
Evangelist Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes join more than 300 exceptional artists as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards, the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
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.