Published May 8, 2015
VFH Board Member Bill Freehling
VFH Board Member Bill Freehling

A life-long history professor and former VFH Fellow, Bill Freehling says he retired from the University of Kentucky in 2003 because he wanted to spend all his time writing books.

Bill is interested in the causes of the Civil War and is working on a biography of Abraham Lincoln. Recently, Bill sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio and shared his thoughts on the importance of the humanities.

It’s hard for me to talk about the importance of the humanities, because the humanities have been my whole life…

What you have in Virginia is a microcosm of American culture.

There isn’t an aspect of American culture that you can’t get at by studying Virginia.

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Bill Freehling is a former VFH Fellow, retired history professor, and author of The Road to Disunion, Secessionists at Bay. VFH is proud to have him as a member of our Board of Directors.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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