The former Dan River Fabrics building in Danville. Installation of the “Home” sign was a community event sponsored by the History United Project and the Danville Historical Society in 2016. Photo courtesy of Mark Aron and the Danville Regional Foundation.
With major funding from the Danville Regional Foundation, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has launched a three-year project using local history to create a stronger future for the Danville region.
Danville Protests - Courtesy of The Danville Register & Bee
Bearing Witness to the Danville Civil Rights Protests of 1963
An exhibit on the 1963 Danville Civil Rights protests has been twenty years in the making. See it in Charlotttesville through 4/30.
Bryan Stevenson - Photo by Nina Subin
Virginia Festival of the Book to Host Acclaimed Social Justice Advocate Bryan Stevenson
VFH’s Virginia Festival of the Book presents one of the most essential African American voices of our time. 3/19 – Charlottesville
Master Tidewater a cappella gospel singers The Paschall Brothers. Photo by Morgan Miller/Virginia Folklife Program.
Virginia Folklife Program Partners with Google Cultural Institute
More than 180 artifacts from VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program can be viewed online thanks to a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute.
A runaway slave advertisement from Virginia, 1758. Courtesy of Library of Virginia
An Interview with Greg O’Malley
VFH Fellow Greg O’Malley shares the story of a Virginia-born slave whose tale of escape is an epic odyssey that even Homer would find incredible.
July 2011: Jerome Handler visits Dominica, West Indies
Discovering New Spaces: The Creation of the Slavery Images Database
Senior VFH Scholar and historical anthropologist Jerome Handler demonstrates how an individual passion can create new spaces for viewing and interacting with the humanities.