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I See Myself: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Dreams Big), Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers), and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy) discuss the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how their past and current projects embrace inclusive storytelling, from stories that highlight Mexican-American childhood and include Spanish vocabulary, to books that celebrate Black leaders and engage with Indigenous Australian identity and history.

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March 25, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

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March 15, 2021 | 7PM – 8:30PM | VIRTUAL
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Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: Updates and Preservation Tools Webinar

Join Preservation Virginia, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the AMMD Pine Grove School Community, the Campbell County Training School Complex, the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historic Park …

February 18, 2021 | 10AM – 11:15AM
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America’s Sunday Supper featuring Stacey Abrams

Danville’s annual America’s Sunday Supper takes place virtually this year and will feature a keynote address by former Georgia House Representative and Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. The event marks the …

January 17, 2021 | 3PM – 4:30PM | Online
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Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program

Rev. Tarrence Paschall will be joining us for a livestream of a 2004 concert.

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January 26, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Streaming
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 …

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