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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sitting In and Speaking Out: Student Movements in the American South, 1960-1970

Sitting In and Speaking Out: Student Movements in the American South, 1960-1970
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Bacot Reception Room, St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Avenue, 804-288-2804

Jeffrey Turner will discuss Sitting In and Speaking Out, his book examining student movements in the South. Examining the activism of both black and white students, he shows that the South responded to national developments but that the response had its own trajectory. Based on primary research at more than 20 public and private institutions in the deep and upper South, including historically black schools, Sitting In and Speaking Out is a wide-ranging and sensitive portrait of southern students navigating a remarkably dynamic era. Turner holds the Abby Castle Kemper Master Teaching Chair in History at St. Catherine’s School. The talk is presented by St. Catherine’s School and the Library of Virginia. Books are available for sale at the event, or in advance at the Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia: www.thevirginiashop.org or call 804-692-3976.


The Land We Live In, the Land We Left: Virginia's People
Monday, January 11, 2010 — Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Gallery and Lobby Cases

Raising his glass at a July 4th celebration in 1852, a young Irish-American resident of Richmond toasted "the land we live in; not forgetting the land we left." The sentiment reflects the history of more than four centuries of Virginia immigrants, who nurtured the traditions of their homelands even as they participated in the mainstream Virginia economy and culture. Their stories come alive in this exhibition, which explores the lives of immigrants from a wide variety of homelands who settled in every part of the state. Current debates over the treatment of illegal immigrants in the state and the nation make this a timely exhibition.


The Art of Liberty
Friday, May 07, 2010 — Saturday, November 06, 2010
Place: Café Extension

This year marks the 65th anniversary of both V-E Day (Victory in Europe, May 8) and V-J Day (Victory over Japan, August 15). To commemorate the occasions and to honor those who fought overseas and on the home front, The Art of Liberty highlights a few of the WWII posters sent to the Library of Virginia as part of the Federal Depository Library program.