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If you are a longtime citizen, there’s always the familiar and the sentimental – the scenes of your childhood – people from your past and stories that make you proud to be part of our glorious state. For children, the program offers the chance to learn about home and place. For parents, it’s an opportunity to share your pride in the natural beauty and culture of your community.

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Volunteers Continue Work Reclaiming Abandoned African American Cemetery

In Richmond, a popular tourist destination is the large and well-landscaped Hollywood Cemetery located on the banks of the James River. But just a few miles away is another resting place that’s experienced decades of neglect. One gravestone at a time, volunteers are working to reclaim the historic African American cemetery. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

Freedom Now Project Locates Survivors of Prince Edward School Shutdown

In April, VCU launched an initiative to identify subjects of a rare collection of police photos documenting Farmville’s civil rights protests in the summer of 1963. Using crowdsourcing and old fashioned detective work, researchers with the Freedom Now Project have identified dozens of people. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp met with siblings captured in the photos and brings you their story.

Teens Pursue Literary Passions at Edgar Allan Poe Young Writers' Conference

Each summer, Richmond’s Poe Museum brings together high school students from across the country for an intensive week of workshops, lectures and writing critiques. The Edgar Allan Poe Young Writers' Conference aims to educate youth about the legacy of the 19th Century author and encourage youth to follow their literary passions. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Web Extra: Poe Young Writers' Conference Youth Read From Their Work

Each summer, Richmond’s Poe Museum brings together high school students from across the country for an intensive week of workshops, lectures and writing critiques. Virginia Currents Producer Catherine Komp sat in on a workshop and afterward, a group of the teens shared excerpts from their work. In order of appearance, listen to the creative non-fiction, fiction and free verse from Justice Marshall, Haley Cannady, YoLani Martin, Aubrey Link, and William Plott.