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Witches, Slaves, and Heroines

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Pulitzer100: Encounters at the Heart of the World

This program is funded in part by the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, which seeks to focus on journalism and the humanities, to imagine their future and to inspire new …

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Nation of Nations

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My Life as a Wild Turkey

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Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution

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Giving Thanks—or Miigwetch

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Witches, Slaves, and Heroines

The Baptism of Pocahontas; Image via Wikipedia Join us for a sampler of Norfolk State University’s 1619:The Making of America conference, including the myths and truths behind the lives of …

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Horror in the Hills

Image via freestockphotos.biz Emily Satterwhite (Virginia Tech) talks about two very different images of Appalachia: the pastoral, small towns of literature and the often violent cannibals of horror films. And: In …

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Red Ink

A common historical myth is that Native Americans were an “oral people” and did not engage in literacy. In his new bookRed Ink:Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the …

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Replay: By Definition: The Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the eugenics movement, the Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia—”colored” and white.  The law stripped Native Americans, and …

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Werowocomoco Unearthed

When Robert and Lynn Ripley purchased a 300-acre farm in Gloucester County, they knew that archaeologists suspected it was once the home of Powhatan, the Indian chief who reigned as …

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Lewis and Clark and Native Americans

The first Americans to cross the continent knew less about their destination than the first men who landed on the moon. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William …

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