This series and the educational resources below were made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. For more information about the …
A generous grant from the Mellon Foundation has changed the game for many Richmond area high schoolers. Janelle Marshall and her team are helping get students enrolled, and sticking beside them all the way until the finish line.
American railroads of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were littered with racial, gendered traps. And from working in the food car to sitting in first class, Black women are critical to the history of the American railroad. Miram Thaggert’s new book is Riding Jane Crow African American Women on the American Railroad.
In 2019, Virginia joined just three other states in making Juneteenth a paid state holiday, recognizing it as a holiday for all Virginians. Historian Lauranett Lee says in this country we have parallel histories, with Black and white Americans knowing about and acknowledging different pasts.
Climate change, pollution, and development projects are threatening surf breaks all over the world. H. Gelfand (James Madison University) says many surfers have taken up the mantle of environmental activism, becoming outspoken protectors of our oceans.
Last summer, With Good Reason staff gathered a list of summer reading recommendations by Asian American and Pacific Islander writers from guests. We’re sharing it now in recognition of May as #AAPIHeritageMonth.
Whether you’re on foot crossing the street, or behind the wheel — there are a lot of new technologies to be distracted by. Bryan Porter says that we do not recover from looking at our phones as quickly as we think. Is your brain on the road when you are?
When you think of archeology what comes to mind? Maybe paper maps and pickaxes in dusty places? Instead, imagine precise instruments delicately probing what’s below the surface to prevent destruction to sacred spaces. Richard Freund uses this less invasive archeology to help tell the stories of Jewish resistance in WWII.