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Finding Her Voice

Faye and Ivy Belgrave (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Being a Black girl in a mostly white space can bring stress, frustration, anger, and all kinds of mixed emotions. In Finding Her Voice, Faye and Ivy Belgrave, along with co-author Angela Patton (Girls for A Change), have created a guidebook for Black girls navigating predominantly white spaces.

15 mins

What Kids Need From Grownups

Nancy Deutsch (University of Virginia)

Two years on, the covid-19 pandemic is still affecting us in new ways. Although many schools have returned to in-person learning, parents are still struggling to support their teens. Development expert Nancy Deutsch shares how grownups can help teens create positive identities during these unprecedented times.

27 mins

The Legacy of Barbara Rose Johns

Cameron Patterson and Larissa Smith (Longwood University)

Seventy years ago, Barbara Rose Johns led a student walkout at all-Black Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville to protest overcrowding and substandard conditions. Today, a statue celebrating the then 16-year-old activist is set to be erected in the U.S. Capitol building. Moton Museum director Cameron Patterson and historian Larissa Smith share the story of how Johns – who was hardly known beyond Farmville less than a decade ago – has ascended to become a nationally known figure.

24 mins

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