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1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech

1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech is a 3-day celebration that will bring to life how the past shapes the present and leads the university into the future.  Over the course of the …

March 24–26, 2022 | Blacksburg
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Stamped from the Beginning

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds for a talk and Q&A session about the book, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, part of VBPL’s grant-funded community read program, …

February 18, 2022 | 6PM – 7PM | Virginia Beach, VA
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SHELF LIFE—The Silent Shore with Charles L. Chavis, Jr.

In partnership with the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, the Virginia Center for the Book at Virginia Humanities presents Charles L. Chavis, Jr. (The Silent Shore: The …

February 3, 2022 | 12PM – 12:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Beyond “Mary Bowser”: Researching & Writing a Biography of Black Activism in 19th-Century Virginia

How do historians discover and interpret the experiences of 19th-century African American women and men when most of the documents preserved in the Library of Virginia and other archives reflect …

December 1, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Richmond, Virginia
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Beneath the Surface: Visual Conversations about Race in Hampton Roads

This month, Eastern Virginia Medical School’s department of Art Therapy and Counseling will host an art-based workshop addressing the history of race and racial disparity in Hampton Roads. This daylong …

November 13, 2021 | 1PM – 6PM | Suffolk
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Beneath the Surface: Visual Conversations about Race in Hampton Roads

This month, Eastern Virginia Medical School’s department of Art Therapy and Counseling will host an art-based workshop addressing the history of race and racial disparity in Hampton Roads. This daylong …

November 21, 2021 | 10AM – 3PM | Virginia Beach
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There All Along

In recent years, there has been a greater effort to expand the way we commemorate and teach the Civil War by including the perspective of African Americans. But is there …

November 4, 2021 | 6:30PM – 8PM | Richmond
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Stamped from the Beginning

This fall, Virginia Beach Public Libraries is offering a series of programs that explore the legacy of racial injustice in the Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach areas. The series entitled Stamped …

November 3–18, 2021 | Virginia Beach, VA
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Using Tree-Ring Dating to Examine Historic Barns

Earlier this year, the Shenandoah County Historical Society completed a program to examine six historic barns using dendroarchaeology (tree-ring science). This science allows us to determine the year trees used …

October 26, 2021 | 7PM | Virtual
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Liberty is Sweet: A Conversation with Woody Holton

Join Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patricia Miller in conversation with Woody Holton about his much-anticipated new book Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution. In this sweeping reassessment of the American …

October 29, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Zoom