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At the time Paul Henderson started to write his book, he felt as though he was going through a tunnel "and I just didn’t see the end of it." (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Meet-a-Ram: Paul A. Henderson, an educator who wrote a book about perseverance

Oct. 3, 2022

Henderson, a former track and field athlete at VCU, strives to help students be the best versions of themselves.

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History in Movies: Why Matt Damon’s hair matters

Sept. 19, 2022

VCU history student Nyah Graham recaps the key lessons of our recent event, History at the Movies: The Last Duel.

Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015. (Joel Rouse/ Ministry of Defence)

Historian reflects on Queen Elizabeth II and the longest reign in the British monarchy

Sept. 12, 2022

Brooke Newman discusses how the world changed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and what King Charles III’s reign might look like.

Alumni Stars, hosted by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, celebrates alumni from across the university’s academic units for their extraordinary personal and professional achievements.

VCU to celebrate 15 notable alumni at biennial Alumni Stars event

Sept. 7, 2022

Honorees will be recognized at a Sept. 29 ceremony at the Science Museum of Virginia.

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Humanity, Equality and Peace: The Life and Vision of Nelson Mandela

July 18, 2022

VCU history student Nyah Graham talks with Assistant Professor Priscilla Shilaro about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, speaks to Sky News about the British monarchy's involvement in the slave trade and public sentiment on the royal family's actions around race and colonialism today. (Sky News)

VCU professor featured in Sky News documentary on British monarchy’s links to slavery

July 1, 2022

History professor, who studies slavery and the British royal family, shares details of its involvement in the slave trade and the impact in former colonies today.

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Student perspective: Bryleigh Jackson on American history and Juneteenth

June 15, 2022

Reposted story from June 9, 2021: Bryleigh Jackson, a VCU history major, provides her insight about the recognition of Juneteenth as a state holiday as well as her affinity for learning all the nuances of American History.

Community members, scholars and city officials prepare on Sunday to unveil the state historic marker for the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground at the intersection of North Fifth and Hospital streets in Richmond. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

State marker unveiled at Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground

June 14, 2022

The remains of more than 20,000 Black Americans are buried on the site.

grainy photo of Alfred William Robinson, Bedford, VA, U.S. Army, Vietnam War with image of american flag

Shrine of Memory Digital Projects

May 12, 2022

Students in History 351: America Since 1945 completed a video project in cooperation with the Virginia War Memorial's Shrine of Memory in honor of Virginians killed in action in World War II, Korea, or Vietnam.

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Inventing Laziness: The Culture of Productivity in Late Ottoman Society

May 2, 2022

In her first monograph, Professor Melis Hafez, a historian of the nineteenth century Ottoman Empire, worked on exploring the concept of laziness, and how it was perceived as a social disease.