Separate and Unequal
Desegregation took a lot of nerve from brave students, who mourned leaving behind their all-black schools to enter hostile spaces.
The Empathy Tours
Jalane Schmidt recently brought a group of Virginia teachers to see Charlottesville’s tiny monument to its enslaved residents. One teacher had a startling personal revelation at that site.
The Case for the First African American at UVA’s School of Law, in Newspapers
In our show “Roses in December,” Jennifer Ritterhouse shares the story of Sarah Patton “Pattie” Boyle and her transformation from segregationist to ardent desegregationist in mid-20th century Virginia. Boyle’s desegregation …
Roses in December
When we hear about the end of Jim Crow, we hear mostly about kids attending schools or about major court cases. But what did the process of legal desegregation look like in everyday life and culture?
Note: This episode contains descriptions of racial terror. This episode was produced in partnership with History United. History United is a project of Virginia Humanities, encouraging regional collaboration and building community trust through …
In 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists. The city hasn’t forgotten.
Yes, He Did: May Britt & Sammy Davis, Jr.’s Courageous Marriage
Threatened, kidnapped, and insulted for love — if Britt & Davis didn’t go the distance, no one has.