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The Story of Virginia

My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War

Presenter: 
Lawrence Jackson
Duration: 
(01:01:32)

On January 31, 2013, Lawrence Jackson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "My Father's Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War." Part history and part detective story, My Father's Name is a moving narrative full of the mixture of anguish and fulfillment that accompanies any search into the history of slavery. In this intimate study of a black Virginia family and neighborhood, Lawrence Jackson vividly reconstructs moments in the lives of his father's grandfather, Edward Jackson, and great-grandfather, Granville Hundley. In the process the author brings to life stories of the people of Pittsylvania County during and immediately after slavery. Lawrence Jackson teaches in the English department at Emory University. (Introduction by Paul Levengood)

Due to the inclement weather, our galleries, museum shop, and research library will be opening at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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