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Saturday, October 17, 2015

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Closed to prepare for annual Literary Awards celebration


Literary Luncheon
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219, Fee. $65 ($55 for Semper Virginia Society members)

The Library of Virginia's 2015 Literary Luncheon features a question-and-answer session with this year's Literary Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Jan Karon, as well as medal presentations for Literary Award finalists. Karon and the finalists will be available for book signings after the luncheon. For tickets or more information, call 804.692.3900 or go to www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards.


Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM–10:30 PM
Place: Library of Virginia, Fee. $175

The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration will feature Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jan Karon. Tickets include a cocktail reception with the authors, seated dinner, presentation, and book signings. For tickets or more information, call 804.692.3900 or go to www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards.


Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation
Monday, July 06, 2015 — Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall, Free

Even as the Civil War was still being fought, the status of almost a half-million African Americans in Virginia began to change. No longer were they someone else's property—they were free. They anticipated the promise of change from their former status as slaves: the promises of education, political participation, and full citizenship. Yet, in their struggle to achieve these goals, freedmen and freedwomen faced the hostility of their former masters and the society that had long benefitted from their labor. Union troops and U.S. government officials reconstructing the Southern states were often indifferent. What challenges did African Americans face in their struggle to achieve what they believed freedom would bring them? What obstacles blocked their efforts to gain citizenship? How successful were African Americans during Reconstruction in claiming their objectives? Did the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution significantly aid them in their struggles? The Library of Virginia's exhibition Remaking Virginia: Transformation through Emancipation offers a look at the changing world Virginians faced during Reconstruction. Radio One is the exclusive radio sponsor for Remaking Virginia.