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"Question Bridge: Black Males," Opening Reception

Venue: Maier Museum of Art ... Date: 07/10/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Question Bridge: Black Males is a documentary-styled video art installation launched in 2012 featuring Black men of all a... More Info

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Trumpet player at Jazz Festival

Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival

Venue: Historic Halifax ... Date: 07/10/2015 - 07/11/2015 and 07/12/2015 Location: Petersburg
Trumpet player at Jazz Festival

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival, a great community event showcasing amazing local talents. The festival takes place... More Info

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Open House Tours

Venue: Anne Spencer House ... Date: 07/11/2015 and 08/08/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. for a guided tour of the Anne Spencer House! The garden is also open everyday for free from dawn until d... More Info

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Saturday Night Salon

Venue: Anne Spencer House ... Date: 07/11/2015 and 08/08/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Open mic night with poetry readings, music, and an exchange of creative expressions. Just stop by! Free and open to the public. Bring your ow... More Info

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Pierce Street Festival: Planning Meeting

Venue: Anne Spencer House ... Date: 07/18/2015 and 08/15/2015 Location: Lynchburg

We have exciting plans this year for the 4th Annual Pierce Street Harlem Renaissance Festival which will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015... More Info

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VHS Stories at The Museum

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 07/18/2015 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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“I Am a Soldier Now”: United States Colored ...

Venue: Library of Virginia Date: 07/23/2015 Location: Richmond

Approximately 180,000 African Americans served in the Union army during the Civil War, and many more African Americans served in the Union navy. At... More Info

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Banner Lecture, "A Native Son Comes Home: The ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 07/23/2015 Location: Richmond

Virginia’s own Arthur Ashe was one of the world’s best tennis players in the 1960s and 1970s, winning multiple Davis Cup titles and thr... More Info

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Igbo World Festival of Arts and Culture

Venue: Frontier Culture ... Date: 07/24/2015 - 07/25/2015 Location: Staunton

Join us when the Ndigbo from all over the world gather at the Frontier Culture Museums West African Exhibit for three days of artists, writers, mus... More Info

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Rhoda Fewell and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 07/31/2015 Location: Bristow

After coming home from the Civil War, Rhoda Fewell had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Prone to violent outbursts, Fewell ultimately sh... More Info

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25th Annual Manassas African-American Heritage ...

Venue: Grace E. Metz ... Date: 08/01/2015 Location: Manassas

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, we will celebrate the "25th Annual African American Heritage Festival" at Metz Middle School in Manassas, Virginia fro... More Info

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Banner Lecture, "The Quest for Loving: Race, Sex, ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 08/06/2015 Location: Richmond

Mildred Jeter was not a white woman. Richard Loving, all agreed, was a white man. So Virginia state law not only rendered their 1958 marriage illeg... More Info

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Annual Edible Food Fest

Venue: Taylor Park Date: 08/08/2015 Location: Orange

In conjunction with Edible Blue Ridge Magazine, the Orange Downtown Alliance presents the "Edible Food Fest" in Orange. This festival celebrates br... More Info

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Warren Street Festival

Venue: Downtown Rocky ... Date: 08/14/2015 and 08/15/2015 Location: Rocky Mount

The 16th Annual Warren Street Festival is a celebration of Warren Street and its history in Franklin County. The two-day festival ... More Info

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Annual African Landing Commemoration Day

Venue: Fort Monroe Date: 08/20/2015 and additional dates Location: Hampton

It was the latter part of August 1619 when the first ship bringing enslaved Africans came ashore at Point Comfort in Hampton. These first Africans ... More Info

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Banner Lecture, "She Can Bring Us Home: Dr. ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 08/20/2015 Location: Richmond

At a time when blacks faced Jim Crow segregation, menial employment opportunities, and lynch mobs, Dorothy Ferebee, a native of Norfolk, was sought... More Info

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FunkFest

Venue: 24th Street Park Date: 08/28/2015 - 08/30/2015 Location: Virginia Beach

The State Farm FunkFest is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James ... More Info

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Created Equal Film Series - "Brother Outsider: ...

Venue: Virginia HIstorical ... Date: 09/10/2015 Location: Richmond

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin examines Rustin’s sixty-year career as an activist and organizer. Bayard Rustin organized th... More Info

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