Stories tagged: "Virginia 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.

7 Virginia History Tidbits to Know This New Year

We're one week into the New Year, so let's take a look back at seven history tidbits you might not have known.

Yes Virginia...
Yes, Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus!

In 1897, some of Virginia O'Hanlan's friends questioned the validity of Santa Claus, so her dad suggested she write a letter to the editor of The Sun.

The former Friends Elementary School, an African American primary school located on the hill overlooking the CI farm campus. The building is now used by the Montgomery County Public Schools Corps of Cadets. Photo by Ashley Spinks Dugan.
What Was It Like to Be Black in Appalachia? Institute Offers Historical Lesson.

CHRISTIANSBURG- The Christiansburg Institute is using a driving tour to educate folks about the history of being Black in Appalachia.

A bill to require school districts to have in-person learning options has advanced through the Senate
Virginia Lawmakers Turn Juneteenth Into State Holiday

RICHMOND — Virginia has a new state holiday.

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.