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September 2016

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Saturday, September 03, 2016—Monday, September 05, 2016

Closed for Labor Day weekend


The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History and the Slave Trade

The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History and the Slave Trade
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free

Charles Dew, one of America's most respected historians of the South and slavery, will reflect on his powerful autobiography of life in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. He rejected his racist upbringing and became a scholar. His intent with The Making of a Racist is to answer the question put to him by Illinois Browning Culver, the African American woman who devoted decades to serving his family: "Charles, why do the grownups put so much hate in the children?" The Richmond Times-Dispatch is the media sponsor for this talk.


Civil War Echoes: Voices From Virginia, 1860–1891
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., one of the nation's most renowned Civil War historians and Alumni Distinguished Professor in History emeritus at Virginia Tech, will speak about the selections he chose to include in Civil War Echoes and why the Civil War 150 Legacy Project collection is so important. Published as the final project of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, Civil War Echoes captures the thoughts and feelings of men and women who lived and fought in Virginia during the Civil War using excerpts from letters, diaries, and other documents brought to life through the Commission-sponsored Civil War 150 Legacy Project . Copies of Civil War Echoes will be available for purchase in the Virginia Shop at the Library, or by phone at 804-692-3524 or online at www.thevirginiashop.org for $19.95.


Civil War Echoes: Voices From Virginia, 1860–1891
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., one of the nation's most renowned Civil War historians and Alumni Distinguished Professor in History emeritus at Virginia Tech, will speak about the selections he chose to include in Civil War Echoes and why the Civil War 150 Legacy Project collection is so important. Published as the final project of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, Civil War Echoes captures the thoughts and feelings of men and women who lived and fought in Virginia during the Civil War using excerpts from letters, diaries, and other documents brought to life through the Commission-sponsored Civil War 150 Legacy Project . A reception will follow the book talk. Copies of Civil War Echoes will be available for purchase in the Virginia Shop at the Library, or by phone at 804-692-3524 or online at www.thevirginiashop.org for $19.95.


GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: Emigration and Naturalization Records of Virginians, 1657–1929
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

This workshop provides tools for those doing genealogical research on foreign-born ancestors who came to Virginia, focusing on emigration and naturalization records from the years 1657–1929. Part 1 covers laws and records concerning naturalization for colonial Virginia (1657–1776). Part 2 covers federal laws for naturalization and related Virginia records (1776–1929). For registration and more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/h8zzz77.


RICHARD SLATTEN LECTURE featuring BARBARA VINES LITTLE
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM–3:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Fee, $50 ($35 for Friends members). Includes a box lunch.

The Friends of the Virginia State Archives present the annual Richard Slatten Lecture. Barbara Vines Little, professional genealogist, national lecturer, editor, and former president of the National Genealogical Society and Virginia Genealogical Society, offers four lectures drawing on her many years of research using the resources at the Library of Virginia and other institutions. For more information, call 804.741.0136 or e-mail SlattenLecture2016@gmail.com.


First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016—Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby,  Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.