A new film tells the story of two artists and their memories of segregated Alexandria. “We didn’t set out to make history. It was just a hobby at first,” says dollhouse artist and A new film tells the story of two artists and their memories of segregated Alexandria. Alexandria native Sharon Frazier. “But then Linwood started making more and more. He said, ‘We should do our town.’ And so, here we are.”
This webinar presents Commission Chair, Dr. Cassandra Newby Alexander and Co-chairs; Dr. Rosa Atkins and Dr. Derrick P. Alridge of Governor Northam’s Virginia Commission on African American History Education in …
In the summer of 1950, Wythe County had the highest incidence of Polio cases per capita of any city or county in the country. To this day, no one is sure exactly why.
Desegregation took a lot of nerve from brave students, who mourned leaving behind their all-black schools to enter hostile spaces.
Bernard Cohen, one of the two lawyers who successfully took on one of the last laws underpinning legal segregation in the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, died on October 12… Read More»
The 15th Amendment became part of the US Constitution 150 years ago on February 3, 1870. In this special election-season Fellows talk, presented on October 27, 2020, Virginia Humanities’ Fellow …
This year, the Virginia Africana Associates annual conference was presented as an online keynote lecture on October 23, 2020, by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts …
The air is crisp, and the first hints of color are showing in the Blue Ridge, which means that pumpkin spice lattes and the fifty-ninth U.S. presidential election must be… Read More»
Many of us spent the summer fishing. But could overfishing be changing fish genetics?
Everyone remembers things differently. WGR takes you from D.C. to Poland for the many ways of commemorating the Holocaust.