We recently attended a dinner that celebrates restaurateur and bartender John Dabney. You can find an adaptation of Dabney’s famous Hail-Storm Julep here. To learn about Dabney’s… More»
In this hour we look at how slavery is represented in the classroom and on historic sites.
The election of Abraham Lincoln as President touched off a secession crisis in the South. In his book Showdown in Virginia, Bill Freehling (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)… More»
Antonio Garcia (Virginia Commonwealth University) says that the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle… More»
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the substandard school facilities provided… More»
Accents can be endearing – but they can also limit chances for professional and academic success. Southern students and African-American students are often marginalized in the classroom because of their… More»