Final Report of the Virginia Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth - August 2020News

Teaching African American History in Virginia

This webinar presents Commission Chair, Dr. Cassandra Newby Alexander and Co-chairs; Dr. Rosa Atkins and Dr. Derrick P. Alridge of Governor Northam’s  Virginia Commission on African American History Education in …


Afrikana Independent Film Festival

We’re excited to co-sponsor the 5th Anniversary Afrikana Independent Film Festival, September 17-20! This year’s all-virtual Afrikana experience remains a space that celebrates, elevates, and further validates Black stories, Black …

September 17–20, 2020 | Online

Court Square as a Public Space

This conversation about the meaning and importance of Charlottesville’s Court Square as a public space, features Elgin Cleckley, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Education, and Health at UVA; Justin Reid, Director …

July 20, 2020 | 6PM – 7PM | Online

Nonprofit Needs During COVID-19

Justin Reid, director of our Community Initiatives is joining the Center for Nonprofit Excellence for this presentation of results from their survey of nonprofit needs during COVID-19. Michael McKee, President …

May 13, 2020 | 3PM – 4PM | Webinar

Preserving African American Historic Places Mini-Conference

Join us at the Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum for a one-day conference to provide networking opportunities and tools to help build capacity and strengthen organizations preserving African American historic sites …

March 6, 2020 | 9AM – 3:30PM | The Lyceum, Alexandria


This exhibition profiles several leaders behind Virginia’s African American historic preservation movement using photos, audio recordings, and Google Maps. It features the work of Virginia Humanities staff members Miranda Bennett …

February 17 – March 1, 2020 | Norfolk State University Library