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.
For our show “Furious Flower: A Celebration of the Greats of African American Poetry” Joanne Gabbin, the founder of Furious Flower, joins us in studio along with Lauren Alleyne to …
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 late August 1619, twenty or more enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia at what’s now called Fort Monroe. We look at how the nation is commemorating those first Africans who arrived in British North America.
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.
In this special holiday episode, we connect the present to the past as we uncover little-known stories of Virginia spirits, from a recently revived 19th-century julep recipe to an event that draws “women who whiskey.”