Most writing teachers will tell you that nonstandard sentences like “My brother and me drives the same truck” are incorrect. But Amy Clark believes it’s important for her Appalachian students to hold onto to their home voices.
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.
If you follow the James River down from Richmond, past Hopewell and the great river plantations, eventually, you pass the northern-most tip of Surry County and enter a region known as Western Tidewater.
Mon. May 20 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo, VA The Barrier Islands Center pays tribute to Frances Latimer, an Eastern Shore historian and writer. The reception celebrates her life and last work, Life for Me Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair. On Monday, May 20th, VFH will join with the communities on [...]
Sunday May 26th Paramount Theater, Charlottesville 4:00 – 6:30 pm Celebrate Memorial Day and experience the golden age of silent film at the Paramount Theater with a screening of The General — a silent film starring Buster Keaton about a Southern railway engineer who has “only two loves in his life”, his locomotive and the beautiful [...]