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Slavery at the University of Virginia

Venue: Jefferson School ... Date: 01/27/2015 Location: Charlottesville

The President’s Commission on Slavery and the University was established September 2013 with the charge to provide advice and recommendations... More Info

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January Jams Presents Mavis Staples with Cody ...

Venue: Barter Theatre Date: 01/29/2015 Location: Abingdon

She is, simply, a Legend. For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staples Singers to her recent 2013 Grammy Award, Mavis Staples ha... More Info

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Piedmont Arts presents Dar He: The Story of ...

Venue: Rives Theatre Date: 02/02/2015 Location: Martinsville

In 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He... More Info

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Banner Lecture - "From Marshall to Moussaoui: ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 02/05/2015 Location: Richmond

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has, arguably, the most interesting and important history of any trial jurisdiction in... More Info

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Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living Museum

Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living ...

Venue: Virginia Living ... Date: 02/07/2015 and additional dates Location: Newport News
Follow the Drinking Gourd at the Virginia Living Museum

Celebrate Black History Month with this timeless classic program at the Virginia Living Museum about how slaves in the southern United States used ... More Info

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Basement to Attic Tours of Liberia Plantation

Venue: Manassas Museum's ... Date: 02/07/2015 and 02/21/2015 Location: Manassas
Liberia

Learn about the diverse people who inhabited Liberia during Black History Month tours.... More Info

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African Americans at Dabbs House: A Hidden History

Venue: Dabbs House Museum Date: 02/07/2015 Location: Henrico

All ages. Tour the museum and learn more about the role African Americans played in the history of this historic building. Go on four separate 15-m... More Info

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Second Sunday American Music Series

Venue: The Reynolds ... Date: 02/08/2015 and additional dates Location: Critz

The Reynolds Homestead will again host The American Music Series presenting five exciting concerts beginning on December 14, 2014 with a “Hol... More Info

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Monroe and Crises of Slavery

Venue: Ash Lawn-Highland Date: 02/11/2015 Location: Charlottesville

In honor of African American History Month, scholar Nicholas Wood will give a lecture, free and open to the public, on James Monroe and... More Info

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Swing Low Sweet Harriet: A Blend of Music & ...

Venue: Barns of Rose Hill Date: 02/13/2015 Location: Berryville

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker will present a family-oriented program based on Harriet Tubman’s work as a spy and scout during the Civil War when s... More Info

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Let Freedom Ring: Songs & Stories from the Civil ...

Venue: Barns of Rose Hill Date: 02/13/2015 Location: Berryville

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker use authentic, spirited songs, and Sparky’s first-hand experiences to present the story of the American civil rights... More Info

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A Raisin in the Sun - Drama

Venue: TheatreWorks Date: 02/20/2015 - 02/21/2015 and additional dates Location: Martinsville

Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations ofthe Younger family: son W... More Info

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"The Odyssey of Soul" with Horace Scruggs

Venue: Piedmont Virginia ... Date: 02/21/2015 Location: Charlottesville

The foundations of African and African-American musical traditions such as blue notes, syncopation and call-and-response styles transformed America... More Info

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National African American Read-In + Family Day at ...

Venue: Piedmont Arts Date: 02/21/2015 Location: Martinsville

Join Piedmont Arts for a celebration of African-American authors as the museum participates in the Twenty-Sixth National African American Read-In, ... More Info

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Slavery & Archaeology at Stratford

Venue: Stratford Hall Date: 02/28/2015 Location: Stratford

Enslaved African Americans comprised over 90% of the population at Stratford Hall Plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries. Surprisingly, we k... More Info

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Churches Remembered

Venue: Spotsylvania Co. ... Date: 03/14/2015 Location: Spotsylvania

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Spotsylvania County Tourism, and local church and community leaders join together to br... More Info

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"From Africa to Virginia" Theme Month at ...

Venue: Jamestown ... Date: 02/01/2015 - 02/28/2015 Location: Williamsburg

February is “From Africa to Virginia” month at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums. Galle... More Info

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VHS Stories at The Museum

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 02/07/2015 and additional dates Location: Richmond

The Virginia Historical Society offers educator-led readings of children's books. Every program includes a group reading of a history-themed pictur... More Info

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