Tuesday, August 21, 2018

TALK BY EMILIE RAYMOND
Food for Victory during World War II

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Many Americans remember food rationing, shortages, and victory gardens during World War II, but few realize the powerful role food played during the war. VCU professor Emilie Raymond will discuss new research and her experiences teaching food policy. Raymond specializes in 20th-century American politics and culture, focusing on the intersection between Hollywood and politics.

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EXHIBITION
True Sons of Freedom

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 — Friday, November 09, 2018
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

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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