These three fellows—of the dozen typically in residence at VFH during an academic year—are each at work on a biography of a relatively unknown figure whose story illuminates an era.
Millions of African Americans were emancipated in 1865 and given the vote. By 1901, almost all of them had lost that vote. What happened in those intervening years? VFH’s Encyclopedia Virginia explores the history of the Readjuster Party in Danville, VA and how it changed Virginia politics forever.
With major funding from the Danville Regional Foundation, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has launched a three-year project using local history to create a stronger future for the Danville region.
An exhibit on the 1963 Danville Civil Rights protests has been twenty years in the making. See it in Charlotttesville through 4/30.
VFH Fellow Greg O’Malley shares the story of a Virginia-born slave whose tale of escape is an epic odyssey that even Homer would find incredible.
Interview with VFH Board Member and Associate Professor of History at Washington & Lee
David Bearinger remembers Frances Latimer and the important contribution she made to telling the story of African Americans on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
In Prince Edward County, the Moton Museum engages in the tough work of confronting a painful past.
VFH Folklife Director Jon Lohman tells the story of Charlie McClendon and the R&B music scene in Hampton Roads in the 1960s.
Congratulations to all involved in the creation, production, and broadcast of “The Loving Story,” which has received three Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Historical Programming, and Outstanding Editing.
Evangelist Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes join more than 300 exceptional artists as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards, the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.