Exploring: African American Heritage

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African American Programs

Join Mr. Edwin B. Henderson II, Ms. Alyssa Walker, Dr. Spencer Crew, and Ms. Marion Dobbins for a presentation and discussion about African American land displacement in Fairfax County.

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Commodity Chains and Chained Commodities

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Fellowships

VFH Fellow Calvin Schermerhorn examines how slavery was intimately tied to Northern and transatlantic financial institutions by following the odyssey of Sam Watts, an enslaved twenty-two-year-old man first bought in Virginia in 1831.

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2013 Virginia Universities and Race Histories Conference

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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, […]

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In the Shadow of Stalin

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Portrait of Lloyd Patterson (b. 1910, Bronx, NY – d. 1942, Moscow, USSR), n.d., 2002
Oil on canvas, 35 x 43 3/4 in, 88.9 x 111.13 cm
Courtesy Andrew Leddy

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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.

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Virginia Africana Conference

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African American Heritage Programs

Virginia Africana: The Network of Museum, History and Preservation Professionals will host its statewide meeting and annual conference, “Funding in the Black,” on Friday November 1, 2013 at the Lyceum Museum in Alexandria, VA.

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