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Celebrating American Freedom

A new state holiday with deep roots.

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REPLAY: Giving Birth While Black

Black women are three and a half times more likely to die in childbirth than white women.

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REPLAY: Furious Flower: A Celebration of the Greats of African American Poetry

There are poems that stay with us, and order our steps.

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Outdoor Archives

Cemeteries are outdoor archives. After decades of neglect, volunteers are clearing the brush and illuminating America’s repressed histories.

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Separate and Unequal

Desegregation took a lot of nerve from brave students, who mourned leaving behind their all-black schools to enter hostile spaces.

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Working Through History

Jim Crow continues to impact the American labor market, and COVID-19 is making the workplace increasingly inequitable for women of all races.

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Replay: New Virginians

There are many kinds of movement and migration, forced and otherwise. Arrival is a perpetual state of becoming for the people in transit and the nations where they arrive.

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Replay: Poetic Justice

When writer and Invisibilia producer Lulu Miller discovered she’d be leaving Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state–one that charges everyday people to stay angry about injustice.

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Redlining and Reparations

The homeownership gap between whites and African Americans has exploded since the housing bust. It’s now wider than it was during the Jim Crow era.

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Giving Birth While Black

Black women are three and a half times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Even highly educated, wealthy black women are at a greater risk of complications than white women.

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Furious Flower: A Celebration of the Greats of African American Poetry

On Sept. 27th and 28th, the most notable poets of our time will gather in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, the first academic center devoted to African American poetry in the United States.

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