EVENT: 2011 African American Trailblazers Program & Reception

When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Library of Virginia, Lecture Hall & Lobby

Free event but reservations are required as seating is limited! Call 804-692-3900 by February 18th to RSVP. Eight honorees from the past and present – including Henrietta Lacks and civil rights activist John A. Stokes – who have had a significant impact on the history of Virginia will be honored at this celebration. The program begins promptly at 6:00 PM with a reception to follow. 

Sponsored by Capital One. The media sponsor of the 2011 African American Trailblazers in Virginia History is the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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BOOK TALK: The Warmth of Other Suns

When: Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Library of Virginia, Lecture Hall

Join us for a talk by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson on The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, her moving masterwork chronicling the migration of nearly six million black citizens from the South to the northern and western cities of the United States between 1915 and 1970.  Using interviews from over a thousand people and previously untapped data and official records, Wilkerson presents a fascinating assessment of how this unrecognized exodus changed the face of America.

To order the book or request more information, please contact us at 804.692.3524 or shop@thevirginiashop.org.