Portraits of Racial Justice: A Conversation with Robert Shetterly
Robert Shetterly, author of (Portraits of Racial Justice: Americans Who Tell the Truth) discusses his comprehensive, multimedia collection of portraits addressing America’s history of social, environmental, and economic injustices, in …
Unforgettable: Jackson P. Burley High School 1951-1967
This April, author Lucille Stout Smith will give a public talk at New Dominion Bookshop about her book Unforgettable: Jackson P. Burley High School 1951-1967. Smith’s book explores the history …
Virginia’s Newest Civil Rights Capital
Danville makes national heritage trail – The historic residence that had colloquially made Danville “The Last Capital of Confederacy” is now the newest addition to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.
“Like Reaching for the Moon”
Before Greta Thunberg, before Emma González, before Malala Yousafzai, there was Barbara Johns. Johns kickstarted America’s student-led movement for civil rights in education in 1951, when she launched a walkout of her fellow students at the all-Black Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville. She was sixteen at the time. She planned the walkout to […]
Until Freedom Comes
Newport News Public Library is celebrating Juneteenth with the unveiling of a special exhibit and program.
The 70th Anniversary of the Moton School Walkout
How student activism in Farmville, Virginia instigated the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education (1952-1954) decision to desegregate public schools
Being Heumann: with Judith Heumann
Advocate and author Judith Heumann (Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist) discusses her book and her life’s work in conversation with John Wodatch. Through Being Heumann, …
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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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The Human Cost of One-Click Orders
Award-winning journalists Alec MacGillis (Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America) and Amelia Pang (Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods) …
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Separate and Unequal
Desegregation took a lot of nerve from brave students, who mourned leaving behind their all-black schools to enter hostile spaces.