Friday Highlights


A graphic novel exploring one family’s escape from Vietnam, examinations of race, history, and the civil war and a panel exploring the experiences of deaf authors barely scratch the surface of what Friday at the Virginia Festival of the Book included.


Things Unseen: Race in America Today

Garnette Cadogan, Kima Jones, and Kevin Young discuss their contributions to The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, exploring and reacting to race in America in a present-day response to James Baldwin’s 1963 examination, The Fire Next Time.

Things Unseen: Race in America Today

Posted by Virginia Humanities on Friday, March 23, 2018

At approx 16:45 we experienced an audio issue when recording this video. The audio comes back in around 18:15.

Courtesy City of Charlottesville

Audio recordings courtesy UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections.