Dr. Edward L. Ayers
Where Did Segregation Come From?
A talk by Ed Ayers
Dr. Edward L. Ayers will present “Where Did Segregation Come From?” as part of The Prizery’s One Community Initiative on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm. Segregation was not natural; it had to be invented and reinvented to keep pace with a changing South. This lecture will explore what that separation meant for black and […]
Personal Connections: African Migration to Roanoke
Panel discussion that examines current trends and challenges in global migration by looking at the issue through the eyes of African women who have migrated to the Roanoke Valley through the U.S. refugee resettlement program. This event serves as a counterpart to the exhibition “Reclamation: Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection,” on view in the museum’s […]
A Night Out at Giddens’ Legendary Do Drop Inn
Join us for a special reunion concert at the Do-Drop Inn, an African-American cultural landmark on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. As part of a larger Virginia Humanities grant funded oral history project on the “Do-Drop Inn,” WHRO is collaborating with Do-Drop Inn owner Jane Cabarrus to organize a reunion concert night at on September 22. The participating […]
The Refugee and Immigrant Experience in Virginia
Panel Discussion New Virginians: The Refugee and Immigrant Experience in Virginia Presented by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities in conjunction with the Library’s annual Anne and Ryland Brown Teachers Institute, Virginia Humanities’ David Bearinger, director of Grants and Community Programs, moderates this conversation on the refugee and immigrant experience in Virginia in the […]
Jahonna Scott - Still from a music video of an original song inspired by the Unsung Heroes/Together We Rise project by Embrace Richmond
Announcing Twelve New Grants
$76,000 to twelve nonprofit organizations
Virginia Humanities announces $76,000 in recent grants to twelve nonprofit organizations in support of public humanities programs for audiences throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. The Virginia Humanities Grant Program responds directly to the interests and concerns of local communities across Virginia. Since 1974, Virginia Humanities has awarded more than 4,000 grants, creating opportunities for Virginians […]
Together We Rise
An original community presentation and performance starring Brookland Park residents and students from John Marshall and Community High! Take a journey back in time with us to the days, months and years leading up to September 6th, 1960 when Carol Swann and Gloria Meade climbed the steps of Chandler Junior High (now Community High) and […]
Decade of Floyd Story Center Oral History Project Films
Floyd County WWII Era Film Screening
Catch the final WWII-era film presentation and speaker, Sunday, May 13, 2 PM, at the Christiansburg Library: “From the Front Porch to the Front Lines: Rural Virginia on a Threshold of Change,” short films from Roots With Wings, a student oral history project at Floyd County High School. The film series is part of a […]
The Cape Charles Elementary Rosenwald School, ca 1929
Building a Community: The Cape Charles Elementary Rosenwald School
The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center has a new exhibition opening May 12th. “Building a Community: The Cape Charles Elementary (Rosenwald) School” tells the story of African American education across the rural south during the period of legal segregation, through the local lens of the Cape Charles Elementary School. The exhibition is on view […]
Volunteers at Early House
Honoring Sacred Ground
Over the past year, volunteers have recorded numerous African-American burial sites across Louisa County, many marked only with field stones. We invite you to join us as we remember and honor the lives and burial sites we have mapped and those whose resting places may never be known. Dr. Lauranett Lee, Virginia Humanities Board Member […]
Dyvonne King (left) and Jahonna Scott (right) recording an original song about the Unsung Heroes of Historic Brookland Park.
Using a process known as “Transformative Language Arts” local youth gather oral histories and bring them to life using creative writing, storytelling, songwriting, and dramatic performance.
Frances Latimer in the archives at the Northampton County Courthouse, where she did much of her research.
Announcing Latimer Fund for Grants Exploring African American Life in Virginia
George A. and Frances Bibbins Latimer Fund will support grants exploring African American life and achievement in Virginia