Tags: African-American

Wednesday: Mar 22

Monuments and Memory: How We Share History

Wed. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (Through Darkness to Light) and author Colin Rafferty (Hallow This Ground) discuss their work and the role of monuments and memory in creating a sense of shared history.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Exhibit, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

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Thursday: Mar 23

Women Making History: Who Gets to Write Which Stories?

Thu. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Academic and public historians Catherine Clinton, Claudrena Harold, Dava Sobel, and Susan Southard join in conversation with Corinne Field about pathways available to women writing history.

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Tags: African-American, Gender, History, Publishing / Books / Writing

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Race and Class: A Necessary Dialogue

Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Lisa Goff (Shantytown, USA), Brooke Obie (Book of Addis), and Lawrence Ross (Blackballed) discuss race and class in America, offering perspectives from fiction, policy and politics, and history, and encouraging thoughtful dialogue on these topics within our community.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Fiction, History, JMRL/NEA Big Read, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

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Friday: Mar 24

Civil War: Southern Women, Black Regiments, and Night Visions

Fri. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Catherine Clinton (Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War), Douglas Egerton (Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America), and Jonathan W. White (Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War) will all present and discuss their new works on the Civil War.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, History

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Battles Worth Fighting: Civil Rights and Journalism

Fri. March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Jim Obergefell (Love Wins), Patricia Hruby Powell (Loving Vs. Virginia), and Anya Schiffrin (Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism From Around the World) provide varied perspectives on world-changing stories.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, History, Law / Supreme Court, LGBTQ, Nonfiction

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Activism & Leadership: African Americans During Jim Crow

Fri. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Claudrena Harold (New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South), Richard Rosen & Joseph Mosnier (coauthors, Julius Chambers), and Elizabeth Dowling Taylor (The Original Black Elite) explore the life stories and life’s work of nineteenth and twentieth century black leaders.

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Tags: African-American, History

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Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South

Fri. March 24, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

Campbell Hall, UVA School of Architecture - Room 153

Bayly Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Architectural historian and former UVa professor Dell Upton will deliver a keynote lecture for the symposium “Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practice in the American South,” around his recent book What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Southern / Appalachian

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Charlottesville Reading Series: Beams, Boggs, and Parker

Fri. March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

The Bridge PAI

209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Clare Beams (We Show What We Have Learned & Other Stories), Belle Boggs (The Art of Waiting), and Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé) read from their work.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Fiction, Gender, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry

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Saturday: Mar 25

Book Signings at the Lit Fair, Throughout Saturday

Sat. March 25, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Atrium

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

For the first time at the Virginia Festival of the Book, selected speakers with programs held elsewhere during the Festival will also sign books during the Lit Fair on Saturday, March 25, in half-hour time slots.

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Tags: African-American, American Indian, Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Fantasy / Science Fiction / Graphic, Fiction, History, Music, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing, Spirituality / Religion, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

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The Tragedy of Racism and Racial Violence

Sat. March 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Charles B. Dew (The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade), Jason Morgan Ward (Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century), and Marjory Wentworth (We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel) examine questions of race, civil rights, and horrific violence.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, History, Nonfiction

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Written in the Stars: Margot Shetterly & Dava Sobel — SOLD OUT

Sat. March 25, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures) and Dava Sobel (The Glass Universe) discuss their new books and careers as female historians as well as the impact they hope their work has.

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Tags: African-American, Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Gender, Headliners, History, JMRL/NEA Big Read, Nonfiction

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Sunday: Mar 26

Celebration Brunch: A Tribute to the African American Literary Tradition

Sun. March 26, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Omni Hotel

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its fourteenth annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including brunch, musical and spoken word performances by community youth, a tribute to book festival authors, book sales and signing. Tickets required.

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Tags: African-American, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

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