Stories tagged: "Black History"

Emmitt Glynn teaches AP African American studies to a group of Baton Rouge Magnet High School students on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana is one of 60 schools around the country testing the new course, which has gained national attention since it was banned in Florida.  (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)
3 Virginia School Districts To Offer AP African American Studies Amid Youngkin Review

Despite an ongoing review of the course ordered by Gov. Glenn Youngkin earlier this year, officials in Fairfax, Arlington, and Caroline counties have said that they plan to offer AP African American Studies in high schools next school year.

8 Places to Visit to Celebrate Black History Month in Virginia 

There’s no better way to celebrate the lives and contributions of historical Black Virginians than to visit one of the commonwealth’s many museums and centers that are working to preserve Black history and culture.

A look at the freight station that stood where Orion Anderson was killed in Loudoun County. Photo courtesy of NOVA Parks.
Telling Orion Anderson’s Story: Loudoun NAACP Reflect on Juneteenth

LEESBURG – Every year, Loudoun NAACP President Pastor Michelle Thomas tells the story of Orion Anderson as part of the Juneteenth event.

Where Can You Celebrate Juneteenth in Virginia? Here Are 20 Events.

VIRGINIA BEACH-How do we celebrate? From Thursday through this weekend, there are Juneteenth events going on across Virginia.

Booker T. Washington spoke in Christiansburg to a gathering of almost 5,000 locals in 1909. Photo courtesy of Christiansburg Institute Inc.
Preserving the Legacy of One of the First Black Schools for the Formerly Enslaved

CHRISTIANSBURG - If you’ve never heard of Christiansburg Institute, you’re not alone.

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture wants to highlight untold stories from Black history. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
This Virginia Museum Wants to Help Build a Better Future

RICHMOND- Richmond plays a very important role in Virginia's Black history.

Virginia Commission Urges State to Change How Black History is Taught

RICHMOND-One of Crystal DeLong’s students raised a question last spring. She wondered if the Liberty High School teacher knew about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.