This event has been canceled. We are looking into options for rescheduling it in the future.

Separate But Unequal will feature a live panel discussion and Q&A with the following guests:

  • Lynchburg native Owen Cardwell Jr., the only surviving of the first two black students to enter E.C. Glass High School in 1962
  • Virginia Humanities director of African American programs, Justin Reid
  • Sweet Briar College assistant professor, Dwana Waugh
  • Virginia Commonwealth University professor Brian Daugherity, historian and co-author of Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education

Cardwell, Reid, Waugh and Daugherity will sit down with With Good Reason host Sarah McConnell to discuss the legal and personal ramifications of Virginia’s massive resistance, considering how Lynchburg, Farmville, and other areas of the South responded to Brown v. Board and the lasting legacies of those local histories.

The event is free to attend but requires advanced registration.

About HUB Talks

Our HUB Talks (short for Humanities Un-Bound) provide Virginians with a chance to connect and explore issues of importance to the human experience and life in the Commonwealth through a humanities lens. Bringing the success of Virginia Humanities’ award-winning national public radio program With Good Reason to an intimate local setting, HUB Talks feature scholars from Virginia’s colleges and universities who stand out as the program’s most dynamic interviewees, framed by the artful interviewing and moderating capabilities of With Good Reason’s dynamic young producers and beloved host Sarah McConnell.


This program is produced in partnership with the Academy and supported by a grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation.

  • Bank of the James
  • City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism
  • Moore & Giles

Our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.