Gardening provides the fresh air, exercise, food, and distraction that many people need right now. And “immunity gardens” are emerging to add more to that list.
These are trying times for musicians as large gatherings have been outlawed. Virginia Folklife has created TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and …
The singing of former Appalachian coal miner and preacher Frank Newsome exemplifies the oldest, English-language religious music passed down orally in America. And there’s a mountain range in Romania where coal mining communities share a lot in common with Appalachia.
Home canning was always more than just necessity–a look back at history reveals the pride and creativity that went into stocking a pantry.
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.
In the years since Hurricane Katrina, a lot has changed about New Orleans–including the way people talk.
In 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists. The city hasn’t forgotten.
Travel to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania and you’ll find a place that’s not unlike Appalachia.
Immigrants from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Republics were chosen to share their stories in a new exhibit at the Library of Virginia.