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Native Voices Professional Development Series

Please join us as we enhance content knowledge with lived experiences shared by three Virginia Tribal Leaders (Chief Stephen R. Adkins, Chickahominy Indian Tribe; Chief Kenneth Branham, Monacan Indian Nation; …

March 31 – May 26, 2021 | Online
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Worlds Within Words: Poetry

Hear poets Nin Andrews (The Last Orgasm), Sandra Beasley (Made to Explode), Vijay Seshadri (That Was Now, This Is Then), and Katherine E. Young (Woman Drinking Absinthe) read from their …

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April 22, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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This Is Us: Preserving Our Church Histories

On April 17 and April 24, join Virginia Humanities grantee Literacy InterActives, Inc. for two webinars on the historic preservation of churches and church culture in Virginia.

April 24, 2021 | 11AM – 1PM
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Emily and Martha Spencer on Uncovered: From the Vault

Whitetop Mountain Band have been part of the Virginia Folklife Program for just about as long as the program’s been in existence. They epitomize the driving rhythm and voicing of …

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April 27, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Virtual
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Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot with Evette Dionne & Martha S. Jones

Evette Dionne, editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, discusses her Coretta Scott King Author Honor book with Martha …

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April 29, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Preserving Family and Community History through Oral Tradition with Dr. Natalie Robertson

Learn the guidelines for planning, conducting and recording oral history projects to preserve your family and community history.

May 1, 2021 | 1PM – 2:30PM | Newport News, Virginia
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Josef Beery Introduces the Franklin Press at UVA Special Collections

A Book Arts’ Online PresentationSunday, May 2, 2021, at 2:00 PM For three-and-a-half centuries everything printed in the West was produced on a simple press of a common design. The …

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May 2, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM | Online Zoom and Facebook Live Presentation
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Challenging Slavery in the Courtroom: A Question of Freedom

In partnership with the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, the Virginia Center for the Book at Virginia Humanities presents William G. Thomas III as he shares his …

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May 3, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Double Draw Dare with Tom Angleberger & Dub Leffler

Children’s book author-illustrators Tom Angleberger (DJ Funkyfoot! Butler for Hire) and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy, Sorry Day, Bindi, and Strangers on Country) take part in this interactive, …

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May 13, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Quarter Place Cemetery Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony

Join Patrick Henry’s Red Hill and members of the local African American community in a dedication of the Quarter Place Cemetery in remembrance of the enslaved population of Red Hill and their descendants.

June 5, 2021 | 11AM – 4PM