By David Bearinger Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Pitts was born into slavery near Onancock, on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. In 1853, she married Parker Pitts, a free man, although the state did …
David Bearinger remembers Frances Latimer and the important contribution she made to telling the story of African Americans on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Karenne Wood talks to WTJU’s Emily Richardson about being named an outstanding woman in Virginia history.
A VFH grant explores the largely untold story of hundreds of women, known as “human computers” who performed the complex calculations needed by the American space program.
Laura Browder brings the lives of women in combat into sharp focus using the lens of the humanities in her project When Janey Comes Marching Home.