Oliver Milman

Oliver Milman is a British journalist and the environment correspondent at the Guardian US. His forthcoming book, The Insect Crisis, will publish in March 2022. He lives in New York …


Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, is a project editor at The Atlantic, a contributing editor at High Country News, and an …


Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author of Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health. She is the …


Nick Pyenson

Nick Pyenson, author of Spying on Whales, is the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. His work has taken …


Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is a journalist with NPR and The Atlantic and an author working on her third book. She met Bruce Greyson when researching Fingerprints of God, on the …


Bruce Greyson

Dr. Bruce Greyson, author of After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. …


Leni Sorensen

Dr. Leni Sorensen works as a university lecturer, museum consultant, hands-on presenter and researcher with a focus on African American slavery, American agriculture, and women’s work in colonial and post-colonial …


Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller, author of Black Smoke, is a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society judge and recipient of a James Beard Foundation Book Award for Soul Food: The Surprising Story of …


Shelley Murphy

Dr. Shelley Murphy, a genealogical researcher for more than thirty years, is the Descendant Project Researcher for the University of Virginia, an Instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute, …


Bettye Kearse

Dr. Bettye Kearse, author of The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President’s Black Family, is a retired pediatrician, a descendant of a slave and President James Madison, and …


Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot with Evette Dionne & Martha S. Jones

Evette Dionne, editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box, discusses her Coretta Scott King Author Honor book with Martha …

April 29, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

Challenging Slavery in the Courtroom: A Question of Freedom

In partnership with the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, the Virginia Center for the Book at Virginia Humanities presents William G. Thomas III as he shares his …

May 3, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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