Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller and Joanne Hyppolite of the National Museum of African American History and Culture discuss the remarkable life of culinary entrepreneur and activist Thomas Downing in …
Our Virginia Folklife team recently presented transcribed oral histories to the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum.
On April 9, 2023, the National Mall transformed from a space of American nationalism and Western secularism into a celebration of Punjabi heritage and Sikh history with the 6th annual Sikh Freedom March.
Encyclopedia Virginia’s September fundraising campaign is underway to raise $10,000 to support free, public access to Virginia history.
Disney princesses can be a bit of a scapegoat for what’s wrong with representations of women in movies
Traditionally people become licensed educators and then enter a classroom. Smita Mathur (James Madison University) and her colleagues took a different approach. They invited migrant farm workers to come teach …
A powwow is a time for tribes to gather with one another and the public, providing a vibrant display of Native cultures. The public is always welcome to attend and enjoy the unique cultural foods, dances, and arts of each tribe.
Virginia became a leader in the promotion and practice of eugenic sterilization in the first half of the twentieth century, as detailed in our new Encyclopedia Virginia entry on Eugenic Sterilization in Virginia.