Historic Black Lives Matter
Protecting God's Acre: historic black graveyards
Slavery and American Colleges
African American Heritage at Sweet Briar, 1810-2010
Virginia's Surprising Role in the Great War
Caring for African American Cemeteries
Remembering the Great War: Virginia's Great War Efforts
Contesting the American Narrative: Cemetery Commemorations and Graveyard Ghosts
God's Acre: Archaeo-Historic Insights into African American Graveyards
Cemetery Workshop: Daughters of Zion Graveyard
Reading Gravestones as Text: A Study of Two Hundred Years of African-American Funerary Remains
As you walk down the Charlottesville Downtown Mall, look up and around for clues from the past. Taken together, these clues tell a story about historic Charlottesville businesses, storekeepers, citizens, and landscapes.To search for clues on the mall, click here.
Walk through the old Vinegar Hill Neighborhood, mostly demolished in the 1960s as part of an "Urban Renewal" effort.
Dr. Rainville regularly leads groups (from grade school to adults) on tours of historic Virginian cemeteries.
An on-line lecture at the Virginia Historical Society, "God's Acre: Why African American Cemeteries Matter," October 8, 2015. View here.