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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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Confederate Ambitions: Flawed Visions for a New Nation

Historians Adrian Brettle (Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World) and Ann Tucker (Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy) share their …

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March 17, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Historical Fiction: Rachel Beanland, Brian Castleberry & Lauren Francis-Sharma

Novelists Rachel Beanland (Florence Adler Swims Forever), Brian Castleberry (Nine Shiny Objects), and Lauren Francis-Sharma (Book of the Little Axe) discuss their sweeping works of historical fiction, ranging from 18th-century Trinidad to 20th-century America, and grappling with colonialism, family secrets, racism, and questions of belief.

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March 18, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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Indigenous Lit: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Kelli Jo Ford & Diane Wilson

Novelists Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (Even As We Breathe), Kelli Jo Ford (Crooked Hallelujah), and Diane Wilson (The Seed Keeper) discuss their work as indigenous writers celebrating Dakota and Cherokee cultures and traditions amid larger forces of history, religion, and class in America.

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March 17, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

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March 15, 2021 | 7PM – 8:30PM | VIRTUAL
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Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: Updates and Preservation Tools Webinar

Join Preservation Virginia, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the AMMD Pine Grove School Community, the Campbell County Training School Complex, the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historic Park …

February 18, 2021 | 10AM – 11:15AM