Two Weeks Before or 150 Years Later: The 15th Amendment
With just two weeks to go before U.S. voters head to the polls again, Virginia Humanities Residential Fellow Don DeBats, head of the American Studies department at Flinders University and a history and politics scholar, takes to the podium to talk about his latest foray into digital humanities work. DeBats is researching the individual voting […]
American Experience: Chinese Exclusion Act
WCVE is hosting a special screening of the PBS American Experience documentary The Chinese Exclusion Act with a panel discussion and reception afterwards. The event is free but registration is required. Doors open at 1:30 and event ends at 4:30 pm. This event is supported in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities. Panelists Moderator Scott Tong–author […]
Virginia Suite: Narrative Poems
Virginia Humanities Fellow Brenda Marie Osbey Presents “Virginia Suite: Narrative Poems” “Virginia Suite” is a historical narrative poem sequence that focuses on interactions of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans in the earliest years of the Virginia Colony. Part of a larger project, it examines the place of Virginia in the exploration, settlement, and shaping of […]
Podcast producer Kelley Libby
WGR & Montpelier Partner on Constitutional Podcast
Virginia Humanities’ award-winning public radio show With Good Reason has partnered with James Madison’s Montpelier to produce a five-part podcast series that will explore connections between constitutional history and contemporary issues, with an emphasis on the First Amendment.
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 […]
Exhibit: Answering America’s Call – Newport News in WWI
Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I looks at the stories of the individuals who served in Newport News, passed through the port, or lived on the Peninsula, and how Newport News answered America’s call to arms.
Lumpkin's Jail - Courtesy of Special Collections, UVA
Uncovering a Slave Narrative
You have two chances to join author and Virginia Humanities Fellow Kristen Green for a free, public talk about her research project on Mary Lumpkin, who was purchased as a child by the notorious Virginia slave trader Robert Lumpkin. This one takes place May 1 in Charlottesville.