Friday, April 20, 2018  |  Calendar of Events 

EXHIBITION
True Sons of Freedom

True Sons of Freedom, a photographic exhibition at the Library of Virginia, explores the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just mementos for families and sweethearts, these portraits challenge the crude and demoralizing cultural products of an era that often reduced African Americans to stereotypes and denied them full participation as citizens of the United States. Reflecting the pride and determination of African American World War I servicemen, the images were submitted with the soldiers' responses to military service questionnaires created by the Virginia War History Commission as part of an effort to capture the scope of Virginians' participation in the Great War. The original photographs, reproduced in the gallery at nearly life-size dimensions, place visitors at eye level in front of the soldiers. The monumental scale allows viewers the opportunity to examine rich details not seen in the original photo postcards.

For more information, go to www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.

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Library of Virginia's 2018 Virginia Women in History Program Honors Eight Outstanding Women
A civil rights activist, a peace advocate, and two authors concerned with social and humanitarian issues are among eight Virginia women recognized by the Library of Virginia as part of its Virginia Women in History program. The eight are also featured on a handsome poster and in the Library's 2018 Virginia Women in History exhibition, on display on the second floor of the Library of Virginia during the month of March, Women's History Month.

They Served the Nation That Often Refused to Serve Them. Finally See Them the Way They Saw Themselves.
True Sons of Freedom, a new exhibition at the Library of Virginia running January 16–November 9, 2018, uses photographs from the World War I History Commission Collection to highlight 20 African American soldiers from Virginia who fought overseas to defend freedoms they were denied at home.

Dove, Shetterly, Brown, and Baldacci Receive Literary Awards
The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards, sponsored by Dominion Energy. The October 14 awards celebration was hosted by best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Adriana Trigiani. Awards categories were poetry, nonfiction, fiction, People’s Choice (nonfiction and fiction), art in literature, young adult literature, and literary lifetime achievement.


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The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availability for research use.


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BOOK TALK WITH LIZA MUNDY<br>Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
BOOK TALK WITH LIZA MUNDY
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Join author and journalist Liza Mundy as she discusses her new book, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history. Now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment. A book signing follows the talk.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is media sponsor for our book talks. Additional funding provided by the Carole Weinstein Endowment for Virginia Authors.

 

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