The first day of the Nau Center's 2021 signature conference will be held virtually via Zoom on April 13 at 7 PM (ET). The Center will officially launch its Black Virginians in Blue (BVIB) digital project. The project chronicles the experiences of 256 Black soldiers and sailors from Albemarle County, Virginia, before, during, and after the American Civil War. Please join us for a conversation with historians Elizabeth R. Varon and William B. Kurtz as well as a short demonstration of BVIB’s website.
The conference's second day will take place on April 14 also at 7 PM (ET) on Zoom. Nau Center Director Caroline E. Janney will host a conversation with historians Holly Pinheiro, Amy Murrell Taylor, and Emmanuel K. Dabney about their research on the African American experience in the Civil War.
Both events will also be live streamed on our Facebook page and recorded.