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Expanded Access to History

The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the circuit court, and Eric Larson, historic records manager of the clerk of the circuit court historic records division will discuss the preparation, …

February 22, 2021 | 6:30PM | Online
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Phil Wiggins on Uncovered: From the Vault

On Tuesday, February 23 Phil Wiggins will be joining us on our next installment of Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program. We’ll be chatting with Phil after …

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February 23, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Streaming on Facebook and Zoom
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We Stand for Justice: Proclamation and Exhibit

This virtual program will include a salute to thirty-six African American activists from Newport News, followed by a reading of a proclamation of appreciation to African Americans in Newport News …

February 28, 2021 | Online
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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her work, including Red at the Bone, as well as her National …

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March 16, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Seeking More than Salvation: Religious Communities

Scholars Tony Tian-Ren Lin (Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream) and Todne Thomas (Kincraft: The Making of Black Evangelical Sociality) discuss their new books, in which they explore the …

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March 26, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM | VIRTUAL
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Environmental Injustice: Reckoning with American Waste

Nonfiction writers Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains), Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy), and Catherine Coleman Flowers (Waste: One Woman’s Fight …

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March 20, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Filled with Possibility: Poetry

Poets Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me), Kiki Petrosino (White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia), and Brian Teare (Doomstead Days) read from their newest collections, highly-acclaimed poetry that speaks to …

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March 18, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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Finding Home: Memoirs

Authors Louis Chude-Sokei (Floating in a Most Peculiar Way) and Nadia Owusu (Aftershocks) discuss their memoirs, extraordinary stories that trace the authors’ lives through entangled relationships with loved ones across …

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March 19, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL