What does William Faulkner and a cool pair of sneakers have in common? More than you might think.
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!
Today, Virginia Humanities announced eighteen new grants totaling $153,200 to nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth. “We’ve been supporting humanities-based projects across Virginia since our founding in 1974,” said Matthew Gibson, …
We are pleased to announce nineteen new fellowships that have been awarded to individuals across the Commonwealth through three different fellowship opportunities between February and July 2022. “In recent years, …
An innovative program uses the imaginary world of “Fruitopia” to help refugee and non-refugee teens better understand each other.
The program will provide six $4,000 awards (with limited restrictions) to support experienced practitioners and culture bearers with opportunities to examine, research, develop, perform, and/or document the Black Appalachian storytelling tradition.
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 …
Need some summer reading suggestions? Route 1 Reads is a road trip-inspired reading list from state Centers for the Book along Route 1, which runs from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida.
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 […]