Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood
A historian looks back at the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow in her home state.
“This was a world in which silences distorted lives,” Drew Gilpin Faust writes of the Virginia of her childhood, “and falsehoods perpetuated structures of power rooted in centuries of injustices.”
Very pleased to welcome Drew Gilpin Faust as a contributing writer for
, and very pleased to publish her brilliant examination of racial politics in her home state, Virginia
W. Carson Byrd
Drew Gilpin Faust on Virginia childhoods, & historical distortion & obliviousness. On Northam: 'But like so many white Virginians before him, he has been caught up in the contradictions of the world of white privilege & its obliviousness to black injury.'
John Wesley Lowery
Drew Gilpin Faust: Race and History in Virginia - The Atlantic #HistSAHE