News & Events

2011 African American Trailblazers: Program and Reception

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Library of Virginia invites you to celebrate African American History Month by honoring men and women who have played an integral part in Virginia’s history. Honorees include Henry Box Brown, Annie Belle Daniels, Robert Walter Johnson,Henrietta Lacks, John Rollison, Wendell Scott, Lucy Francis Simms, and John Arthur Stokes. Event is free, but you must call 804-692-3900 by Thursday, February 18, to reserve your seat.

To see photographs from the event, please visit the Library of Virginia's Shutterfly gallery

Traveling Exhibition Schedule

The African American Trailblazers in Virginia History exhibition might be coming to your area. Below is the Trailblazer exhibition schedule for 2011. For more information, please contact Barbara C. Batson, Exhibitions Coordinator, at or 804-692-3518

Date Venue
2/1/2011 - 2/28/2011 Library of Virginia, Richmond
3/7/2011 - 4/16/2011 Lynchburg Public Library
4/18/2011 - 5/28/2011 The Prizery, South Boston
5/30/2011 - 7/9/2011 Newsome House, Newport News
7/11/2011 - 8/20/2011 OPEN
8/22/2011 - 10/1/2011 Albemarle-Charlotteville Historical Society
10/3/2011 - 11/12/2011 Massanutten Regional Library, Harrisonburg
11/14/2011 - 12/9/2011 Manassas Museum System, Manassas