Beyond Black Radicalism: How America’s Great Migration to New York City Shaped Electoral Politics

Join us for “Beyond Black Radicalism,” a free talk by Janira Teague, historian and member of our 2022–23 Virginia HBCU Scholars Fellowship cohort.

June 13, 2023 | 12PM – 1PM | Richmond

Rage, Resistance & Response in The Infamous Rosalie

Join Ima Hicks, Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature at Virginia Union University, for “Rage, Resistance & Response in The Infamous Rosalie,” a talk highlighting the research she conducted on the novel as a Virginia Humanities HBCU Scholars Fellow.

June 15, 2023 | 1PM – 2:30PM | Richmond

A Silent and Dignified Army

In this discussion, Dr. Derrick Lanois—one of our 2022–23 HBCU Scholars Fellows—will shed light on the men and women who changed the U.S.

June 24, 2023 | 6PM – 8PM | Richmond

From the Field to the Big House at Stratford Hall

Join Stratford Hall for a pay-as-you-wish program highlighting the history of some of the enslaved communities at Stratford Hall. Historical interpreters Willie and Hope Wright, Harold Caldwell of Colonial Williamsburg, …

May 21, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Stratford

Juneteenth Celebration

This celebration will feature the exhibit “Ancestry 100: Churches,” which tells the stories of the African American churches in Powhatan from the 1800s to today.

June 17, 2023 | 12PM – 4PM | Powhatan

“Roots Run Deep” Tours: Launch Event

The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project presents its “Roots Run Deep” tour launch event, taking place at several locations across the Valley.

April 29, 2023 | 11AM – 2PM | Shenandoah Valley

Locks Opened: Left Behind

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold, looks at the fugitive slaves from the Underground Railroad and shares what they left behind – family, clothes, name, even life.

April 22, 2023 | 1:30PM | Portsmouth

Locks Opened: Sanctuary

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares stories and songs that remind us that we should be a people lighting the way to a refuge of freedom.

April 21, 2023 | 7PM | Chesapeake

Locks Opened: Waterways to Freedom

Through story and song, Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares about local waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad.

June 17, 2023 | 7PM | Chesapeake

Locks Opened: Children at the Border

The Underground Railroad of the 1800s did not just help free adults. Many a child came with, and without, parents, often through the same perils and sometimes in “plain sight.”

May 27, 2023 | 1PM | Chesapeake