August 8, 2017

Networking Meeting

In August, History United will be meeting at the Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library, a shared space of Pittsylvania County Public Library and the Pittsylvania Historical Society. Join us to find out more about this unique center for genealogy and local history research!

July 27, 2017

One Community Dinner with Charles Dew

Featuring Dr. Charles Dew, a noted historian, author and professor, this community dinner will explore reflections on his newest book, The Making of a Racist, published by The University of Virginia Press in 2016. These books are available for purchase at the Prizery. 

July 25, 2017

Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor- July

Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Canady of the history faculty at Averett, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a series of conversations that explore the history of race as it influenced labor in the Nation, the South and in our local community. Free and open to the community, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a collaboration of the Pittsylvania County Public Library and History United, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. This session will examine what kind of work available to blacks during the time segregation in the South.

June 9, 2017

Roots of Segregation in Virginia

Join History United for a community event exploring Virginia history of segregation, integration and civil rights. The evening reception will feature a talk by historian Ed Ayers, who will discuss the evolution of segregation, disfranchisement, and resistance in Virginia and in the South from emancipation into the early 20th century.