Encyclopedia Virginia said goodbye to our longtime media editor extraordinaire Donna Lucey at the end of July. Donna’s contributions to our mission of telling a more complete and inclusive story of Virginia have been many. Whether it was working with the American Civil War Museum to photograph never-before-digitized artifacts, organizing a listening session with Black […]
A recent grant from Virginia Humanities, awarded to More Than a Fraction Foundation, supported the first public phase of a long-term project, that is bringing together the descendants of two families—one whose ancestors were enslaved; the other whose forebears enslaved them.
This week, With Good Reason dives into the theater: Veterans re-entering civilian life, incarcerated women’s performance art about toilet paper, how the pandemic affected theaters, and a museum auditorium turned into a public programming TV set.
The National Book Festival’s Great Reads List for kids shares stories representing each state’s literary heritage. This year’s book for Virginia, ‘Manatee’s Best Friend,’ comes from Virginia resident Sylvia Liu, a 2022 featured author from our Virginia Festival of the Book!
An innovative program uses the imaginary world of “Fruitopia” to help refugee and non-refugee teens better understand each other.
Here’s a full list of all the books recommended in our episode: Archana Pathak, Virginia Commonwealth University Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee …
With a number of high-profile Supreme Court cases in the news, we take a look at the groundbreaking Virginia-based cases that have made their way to the nation’s highest court. Many of these cases dealt with issues of race and segregation in the Commonwealth, as well as with issues of reproductive coercion and freedom to […]
The pandemic gave rise to people from all walks of life trying their hand at gardening for the first time. And longtime gardeners began trying new things like “immunity gardens.”
This series and the educational resources below were made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. For more information about the …
“I only wish that all of my bluegrass and old-time pickin’ friends in Australia could be exposed to this kind of culture and they would hear the difference in it too,” …