Virginia Historical Society To Hold Presentation On Slave Name Database | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia Historical Society To Hold Presentation On Slave Name Database

Play associated audio

The Virginia Historical Society is going on the road to spread the word about its database of slave names.

The project, which helps scholars and family historians examine the state's slaveholding past, is called "Unknown No Longer." The database now includes more than 10,000 names and 15,000 digital images of documents.

A presentation is set for Feb. 21 in Woodbridge. It's all a part of a session called "Lest We Forget: The Enslavement and Emancipation Conference."

During Black History Month, Virginia Historical Society staffers are offering demonstrations around the state on how to use the database, background info about slavery in Virginia, and question and answer sessions.

The presentation will be held at 14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, Va., at 2:30 p.m.

NPR

The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
NPR

Author And His Daughter Cook Around The Word And You Can Too

Kelly McEvers talks to food writer Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia about their cookbook International Night, based on their tradition of cooking a meal every week from a different country.
NPR

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.
NPR

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.