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Including the story of Virginia’s slave dwellings and the families that lived in them.
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We want all Virginians to connect with their history and culture.
We’re helping Virginians understand our past so we can better shape our future.
News and Events
David Ramey’s colorful illustrations capture life in Roanoke’s thriving Black communities of Gainsboro and Northeast before they were razed in the name of “urban renewal.” His drawings and stories are on display in a new exhibition featured at the Taubman Museum of Art and the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke.
The Afrolantica art exhibition centers the narratives of fugitive slaves in Virginia which include necessary speculation to supplement the missing citations of maroon life, fugitivity, and antiblack terror. In the …
A new series of entries from our Encyclopedia Virginia will examine the federal roots of urban renewal policies in Virginia and their impact in five locations across the Commonwealth: Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, and Roanoke.
Virginia Humanities announced today that Athena Gould will begin serving as the new deputy director for the state humanities council.
The UVA Center for Health Humanities and Ethics, UVA Health’s Office for Diversity and Community Engagement, and Virginia Humanities are thrilled to announce the launch of the Health Equity and Justice Fellowship program.