Nannie Louise Pinchback, a Danville recreation department employee in 1963, was dismissed for her participation in protests, and wrote a moving account of her experience in jail.
Photo by Tom Cogill
VFH Grants – Exploring History, Mapping Knowledge
In March, VFH awarded five grants including two oral history projects capturing the stories of African American railroad workers and employees of a 1930’s service station.
Courtesy Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum College
VFH Grants – Responding to Interests and Concerns Across the Commonwealth
In December, VFH awarded nine Open Grants to organizations across the Commonwealth, for projects ranging from an exhibit on Blue Ridge folkways to a radio documentary on recreation sites for African Americans during segregation.
VFH Awarded $167,000 in Grants in Fiscal Year 2012
Between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, VFH awarded $167,000 to support 43 community-based humanities education projects serving Virginia — from a documentary on Toni Morrison, to a historical and interpretive trail map of the Nansemond River, to an exhibit on growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in Richmond.
Historic Markers Commemorate Four Sites of VFH Grants and Fellowship Projects
This past July, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved 13 new commemorative historical markers around the state.VFH has been involved with projects involving four of the newly-recognized sites and people.