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A Life Rediscovered: The Story of Emily Winfree
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
Becoming an Author: Amélie Rives’s Audacious Entrance into Publishing by Jane Censer Turner
On April 28, 2022, historian Jane Turner Censer presented a lecture about the literary career of Amélie Rives.
By 1890, Amélie Rives was well-known...
Beginnings of Black Education
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington
On May 12 at noon, Cokie Roberts delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington By Cokie Roberts."...
Colored Knights of Pythias Helmet (c. 1890)
Confederate Exceptionalism: Civil War Myth and Memory in the Twenty-First Century
How do so-called neo-Confederates distance themselves from the actions and beliefs of white supremacists while clinging to the very symbols and...
Curators At Home: Virginia Stories from the Underground Railroad
On June 5, 2020, VMHC Museum Collections Curator Dr. Karen A. Sherry presented this program as part of our Curators At Home Series presented by...
Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries
On April 8, 2021, Ryan K. Smith presented an exploration of the history and recovery of the burial grounds of Richmond, Virginia, through the lens of...
Determined Traveling Exhibition
From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia
On February 5, 2015, John O. Peters, author of "From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia," was interviewed by...
Gerrymanders: How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia
On January 9, 2020, Brent Tarter presented a Banner Lecture about his most recent book, Gerrymanders: How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White...
Hampton Institute and Booker T. Washington
Hampton Roads Murder and Mayhem: The Darker Side of the Tidewater
On March 14, 2019, Nancy E. Sheppard delivered the Banner Lecture, “Hampton Roads Murder and Mayhem: The Darker Side of the Tidewater.”
How Did Civilians Suffer?
In the True Blue’s Wake: Slavery and Freedom among the Families of Smithfield Plantation
On July 14th, 2022, historian Daniel Thorp held a lecture about his latest book, In The True Blue’s Wake: Slavery and Freedom among the Families of...
Inside the Jemima Code: The Joy of African American Cooking
On April 6, 2018, Toni Tipton-Martin presented a Banner Lecture about her book, “Inside the Jemima Code: The Joy of African American Cooking.”