In 1936, Robert and Ellen Hale built “Dreamland” — a swimming pool and dance hall which quickly became a social hub for African Americans in Roanoke. This important community site was lost in the 1940s to urban renewal. Can we learn from the past to implement change in our community today? Join us for an […]
November 8-9Nau Hall at the University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA This inaugural statewide conference will bring together faculty, students, administrators, staff and community members for dialogue on slavery, its aftermath and its persistent influence on the present at Virginia’s colleges and universities. With keynote speaker, Dr. Craig Wilder commencing the conference proceedings on Friday evening, […]
By following the odyssey of Sam Watts, VFH Fellow Calvin Schermerhorn examines how slavery was intimately tied to Northern and transatlantic financial institutions and international credit markets. Tues. Nov. 12 – Charlottesville.
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.
African American Artists and Intellectuals in Soviet Russia – This symposium explores the experience of African Americans who visited and worked in the Soviet Union during the Stalin era. Saturday Oct. 26, Charlottesville, VA.