Black History Museum Honors Changemakers

“A dazzling sashed gold gown holds court in the center of an upstairs gallery in the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia. A second dress, another concert garment owned by contralto Marian Anderson, swathes a headless burgundy velvet mannequin in long layers of dark fabric bejeweled with sequined flora. Look at them long […]

To Age is to Live

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia offers a series of health-related community conversations in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Partners in Prayer & Prevention. This month you are invited to talk about aging which is a journey is not one to be feared, but one to be embraced.  […]

BHMVA Screens Documentary about Church Shootings and Forgiveness

Remember this headline? “Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service”  National headlines blazed the story after a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in South Carolina, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and […]

The Art of Freedom Extended

We are pleased to announce that The Art of Freedom exhibition has been extended to June 1! The exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of 38 Virginia artists and is a must see!  There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom.  We believe “The Art of Freedom” offers original perspectives, intellectual stimulation, and personal enjoyment. […]

Meet the New Executive Director, Adele Johnson

“Adele Johnson, the new executive director of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, says she’s wanted to work at the museum for 20 years, but the time was never right, until now. In January, the museum named Johnson, a veteran of the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation and the Virginia Minority Supplier […]

The Black History Museum salutes Contemporary History Makers

As we pay homage to the trailblazers on whose shoulders we stand, we also recognize there are African Americans currently making a difference in our community. Throughout the month of February, the Black History Museum will feature some of the Contemporary African American History Makers who are leading the way. Read about the history makers [...]

BHMVA salutes Contemporary History Maker Jasmine Mills

Jasmine was born in Petersburg, VA and she was educated in Petersburg City Schools.  She is mostly self-taught and took advantage of the art program at her Petersburg High School.  Jasmine was accepted to the Art Institute of Washington, DC, but elected instead to start her own business. She is best known for her versatility and use of color [...]

BHMVA salutes Contemporary History Maker Justin Fairfax

Justin Edward Fairfax is an attorney and politician currently serving as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Growing up, Justin didn't have much money, but he was surrounded by family love and spiritual wealth. After his parents' divorce, Justin, along with his mother and three older siblings, moved into his grandparents' house in inner-city Washington, DC, until [...]