One of the women being honored by the Library of Virginia this month is a founding member of the seminal all female group, Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women. This “Virginia Woman In History” is also a longtime educator and activist. WCVE’s John Porter has more in this edition of Virginia Currents.
New research reveals the orangutan population dropped by 100,000 in a recent 15 year period. The critically endangered species lives on the Southeast Asian Islands of Borneo and Sumatra. As orangutans face ongoing threats, Virginia filmmakers co-created a documentary that highlights new aspects of their culture.
Since 2005, the Valentine Museum has celebrated more than 60 “Richmond History Makers.” One of this year’s honorees uses urban agriculture as a vehicle to build community and racial equity. His work - along with others recognized - complements the Valentine’s new partnership with the Capital Region Collaborative. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Two key figures in the legal movement to fight racism called Richmond home. But how much do you know about Oliver Hill and Spottswood Robinson? A new book chronicles their lives, influences and legal prowess. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. To coincide with the commemoration, the Library of Virginia put together True Sons of Freedom, to highlight the courage, dignity and service of African American soldiers. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.