african-american history

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After integration, historically black cemeteries around the state fell to the wayside, often unkempt, uncared for, and forgotten.

Truthful History Heals

Jun 1, 2016
artwork by Spencer Turner

Throughout Virginia, the conversation about confederate monuments is a sticky one.  So a new art exhibition in Richmond is making the conversation visual. It’s an effort to have more voices heard in the debate about the future of confederate statues on Monument Avenue. 

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Virginians have the chance now to visit the newly opened Black History Museum in Richmond. After a three year hiatus, while the museum moved to a new building, the cultural center opened back up in a historic space this week.

Pipelines: A Threat to Virginia's History?

May 3, 2016
Carmen Shields/Flickr CC

Preservation Virginia released its annual list of historic places under threat -- of demolishment, development, or apathy. This year, those places include an old slave dwelling outside of Danville, a chapel that served as one of the oldest schoolhouses on the Northern Neck, and an historic African-American cemetery in Charlottesville. 

But, says the group, more of Virginia’s historic places are facing another kind of threat. 

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