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Coverage about African American cemeteries

  • “Struggling Cemeteries Hope for State Support,” Inside NOVA. Jared Foretek. Feb. 3, 2020. Link.
  • “Anthropologist: Building over African American Cemeteries not just a Southern Problem.” WUSF. Wayne Garcia. Dec. 4, 2019. Link.
  • “Grave concern: local group preserves historic black cemetery.” Cville News. June 8, 2017. Link.

•”New Role: Taking an unblinking look at a University’s past.” Chronicle of Higher Education. Julia Piper. Oct. 13, 2019. Link.

•”W&L hires institutional history director to build new museum.” Roanoke Times. Alison Graham. April 8, 2019. Link.

•A story about Dr. Rainville’s keynote speech to commemorate the centennial of Virginia’s entry into the Great War.”WWI Centennial Ceremony,” by Cindy Blanchard. Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 1, 2017.  Read here.

•”World War I Changed Virginia Forever,” by Bill Lohman. Bristol Herald Courier, April 1, 2017. Read here.

•”Finding Hidden Stories in African American Cemeteries,” by Leonard Colvin, The New Journal and Guide, March 30, 2017. Read here.

•An Interview with Lynn Rainville, by Chance Lee at the Virginia Humanities, 18 October 2016. Read here.

•A story about a cemetery that Dr Rainville and Gardiner Hallock submitted a successful nomination to add it to the National and State Registers of Historic Places, “Virginia Preservation Conference Holds Workshop Focusing on Daughter of Zion Cemetery” (Charlottesville), CBS19 Broadcast, 16 October 2016. View here.

•”Vigils Remember Virginia’s First World War Soldiers,” by the Centenary News (First World War 1914-1918), 4 October 2016. Read here.

•”Georgetown joins Brown, UVA and others looking anew at slavery,” by Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, September 4, 2016. Read here.

•”A Flight Forgotten,” by Brendan Wolfe, University of Virginia Magazine, Rotunda, Fall 2016. Read here.

•”Lest We Forget: The State of Virginia Preserves Black History Landmarks,” Los Angeles Sentinel, February 23, 2017. Read here.

•”Historic Black Cemeteries Seeking the Same Support Virginia Gives Confederates,” Washington Post, February 11, 2017. Read here.

•”Uncovering a Painful Past for African Americans, one Headstone at a Time,” by Karen Roberts, USA Today, February 21, 2016. Read here.

•”Uncovering Hidden Histories in Virginia’s Black Cemeteries, by Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 8, 2015. Read here.

•An interview with Dr. Lynn Rainville on WVTR (about her cemetery research), March 27, 2015. Watch the six minute interview here.

•A story about cemeteries and the Ancient Near East: An interview with Coy Barefoot on “Charlottesville – Right Now!” September 27, 2007. Listen here.