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.
Congratulations to all involved in the creation, production, and broadcast of “The Loving Story,” which has received three Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Historical Programming, and Outstanding Editing.
Are summer VFH Fellows in residence here long enough to advance their research and writing? We ask Paula Barnes, who has spent the last three summers at VFH researching the depiction of slave concubines in 19th-21st century literature.
As our nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, The Remembering Project hosts a Community Conversation on the ways enslaved African Americans fought for their freedom. On August 2, Karen Hughes White will introduce us to the lives of enslaved people in Fauquier County during the 18th and 19th centuries, who resisted the […]
A new documentary exhibit of the 1963 Danville civil rights movement through the perspectives of ten participants opens July 1 and runs through July 31 at the Danville Public Library. Portraits by Charlottesville photographer Tom Cogill, accompanied by text panels by Emma Edmunds, project director, examine the movement, the people, and the stories from Danville […]
African American histories throughout the Commonwealth are being lost because the tradition-bearer is often the sole source of local knowledge. When the person who carries this knowledge dies, these larger cultural understandings are lost.