A Q&A with Chief Anne Richardson – With a Virginia Humanities grant, the Rappahannock Tribe makes plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of incorporation.
To Support Virginia HBCU Humanities Research – Today, Virginia Humanities announced a $500,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to help support research by Black and Indigenous scholars, and other scholars of color who are affiliated with Virginia’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), including their alumni outside Virginia and at non-HBCU institutions.
A Q&A with Virginia Humanities Grantee Studio Pause, an art and bookmaking studio located in the Gates of Ballston affordable housing community in Arlington.
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) took part in this interactive, …
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The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices.
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“Slave trader.” It’s one of the most loathsome expressions in the English language. Even enslavers claimed to recoil at that designation in the era when slavery flourished. Andrew Jackson took umbrage at being called a “negro-trader” during the bitter presidential election of 1828, even though the slaves he bought and sold as a young man […]
An Interview with Ting-Yi Oei, director of the Asian American Education Program and Education Director for the 1882 Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based organization whose initial focus was to secure an Expression of Regret from the United States, apologizing for the Chinese Exclusion Acts and their impact on Chinese and other Asian Americans.
William G. Thomas III shares his intricate and intensely human history of enslaved families of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the hundreds of lawsuits they brought against slavery…
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