The Brownies Book, a monthly magazine originally published by W.E.B. Dubois and other NAACP leaders in 1920, has been reimagined as The New Brownies Book: A Love Letter to Black Families more than a century later.

Scholar Karida Brown and artist Charly Palmer’s beautifully illustrated anthology is vibrant with stories, play excerpts, poetry, and art by famous Black creators of yesterday and today. Individuals and families, those with or without children, are all invited to explore a legacy of Blackness through this stunning keepsake book.

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  • This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
  • Events run one hour. Book sales and signings take place immediately after each event, and may run a half-hour or more.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.

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With generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci

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